We must create jobs to end criminality, illegal migration — FG
The Federal Government has blamed the increasing unemployment rate among Nigerian youths for the high level of social unrest, crime, banditry and illegal migration to Europe, adding that: “something must be done to stem the tide.”
The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris Bugaje, spoke during NBTE Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony for Nigerian Youths Skills Empowerment, NYSE -11 Programme with Poland and Denmark company, ERYK.
While describing the NYSE as a gateway to empowering youths with globally needed skills, Bugaje added that it would tame criminality, which is linked to unemployment.
He said: Posterity shall never forgive us, if we fail to empower our youths for a better Nigeria. NYSE is a gateway to empowering the Nigerian youths with globally needed skills. NYSE-II being celebrated shall be the window of opportunity for polytechnics in Nigeria and this will hopefully lead to greater admissions for our Polys! We are grateful to ERYK and the Polish and Danish ambassadors for their support.