Is agriculture the future of employment? I doubt so
The unemployment challenge has been the focus of policy discussions recently. Just to give a brief background of the problem, the unemployment rate has risen to 18.8 percent as at the third quarter of 2017, the last time we measured it.
Full implementation of local content as solution to unemployment
The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has identified the full implementation of the Local Content policies as solutions to unemployment in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote made this assertion last week in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at an event organized by the Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria, where he made a…
‘Skill acquisition crucial to solving youth restiveness, unemployment’
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono has identified skill acquisition as the basic ingredient to tackle the problems of unemployment, insecurity and youth restiveness in the country. Echono posited that with the right skills, our youths can be self reliant, entrepreneurial and job creators instead of job seekers. The official who spoke…
FG targets ICT to curb unemployment
The Federal Government has said it is aware of difficulties in securing white-collar jobs by youths in the country and this has compelled it to look inward to build technology entrepreneurs. This was revealed by the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency ([NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami, during the ninth edition of Startup Friday event…
South Africa’s unemployment rate falls to 26.7% in Q4 2017
South Africa’s unemployment rate fell to 26.7 percent of the labour force in the fourth quarter of last year from 27.7 percent in the third quarter, the statistics office said on Tuesday. In its quarterly labour force survey, which polls households, Statistics South Africa said this amounted to 5.9 million people without jobs in the…
Still on rising unemployment
Despite the much-talked about efforts by government to create jobs for the teeming population of unemployed youth through different programmes, indications are that the worsening unemployment situation assumed an alarming proportion.
Combating unemployment through youth entrepreneurship
With over 20,000 children born every day in Nigeria, one of the world’s highest, jobs being lost almost at corresponding rate, the country is facing one of the highest unemployment rates globally.
Professionals seek role for private sector to curb unemployment
Government’s inability to provide enough jobs for the unemployed has often times triggered so much concern for Nigerians. However, it has become clear that the government can only employ a small number of the people; hence the need to groom a generation of private sector participants. This was the consensus of views at the just…
Youth unemployment a time bomb, says Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the high youth unemployment in the country was a time bomb that could explode if nothing was done urgently to arrest it. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti yesterday while interacting with beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme. His words: “The people here today are a fraction of unemployed youths.…
Nigeria’s unemployment worsens as 18.8% are jobless, says NBS
Nigeria’s unemployment rate has worsened from 16.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 to 18.8 percent in the third quarter of the year, according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS).