‘Nigeria sitting on keg of gunpower’: Obasanjo Raises Alarm On High Unemployment
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, November 28, 205 warned that Nigeria would be in grave danger if the current unemployment level in the country persists till the end of the year.
He said the nation is sitting on a keg of a gun powder and could explode if the unemployed neither have jobs to feed themselves nor contribute for the positive development of their families and society.
The former president, who stated this at the 10th anniversary and convocation ceremony of the state – owned Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, urged the federal, state and local governments to pay more attention to jobs creation for burgeoning unemployed youth population.
Obasanjo, who thanked the university for conferring on him a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Political Science (honoraria causa), said education is a meal ticket for anybody that has it.
He said: “Governments should do more in the area of employment. If there is no job for the unemployed to feed themselves and also to contribute to the development of the country then, we will all be sitting on gun powder.
“If university education was not for development then, it was not serving any useful purpose. It must be for development, either for personal, local, national and even global and that is very important.
“I believe in lifelong education. Nobody should stop learning until he or she dies.
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