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Over 100 million youths in Nigeria unemployed – FG



The federal government says it is worried about the rising level of unemployment in Nigeria.

Nigeria is grappling with a high level of unemployment as the federal government said, on Tuesday, December 17, that over 100 million of its teeming youths are without decent jobs.

 The government, which described the country as peopled by 200 citizens, said 60% of the population is made of youths and out of this figure, only 10% are employed.

Daily Trust reports that Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, who said this during the 2019 national migration dialogue in Abuja, said the government was disturbed that Nigerians are leaving the country through irregular routes.

Osinbajo speaks on Nigeria’s poverty level, highlights major challenges in its eradication “Nigeria is over 200 million and about 60% are youths who need employment.

Unfortunately, only 10% have decent jobs. “Many are unemployable while others are not employed. We are working that they get job so that they can have a roof over their head, feed and enjoy life,” Ngige said.

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