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Buhari reveals why some Nigerians are jobless


President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the high level of unemployment in the country on the alleged inability of youths to “behave themselves”.

The former military ruler said if that category of citizens – who make up more than 60% of Africa’s most populous nation – had not misbehaved by destroying national infrastructure, then, development and employment would have spread across the country.

As an example, the 78-year-old cited last year’s protest against police brutality which saw hoodlums attacking peaceful protesters and setting structures ablaze in different parts of the country.

For instance, Buhari said about “200 buses bought by the former governor of Lagos were burnt by restive youths”.

He asked: “Who would go and invest in such an environment? Nobody. It is just common sense.”

President Buhari

The Commander-In-Chief was speaking on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in an exclusive interview on The Morning Show Special of Arise News TV.

“Youths should behave themselves, make Nigeria secure and they will get jobs because nobody can invest in an unsecured environment,” he emphasised.

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The President claimed that demonstrators in the October 2020 protests were teaming up to oust him from office, saying “the young people” wanted to “match here and remove me”.

He added: “I have ordered the members of the [Federal] Executive Council to go [to] each state to speak to the governors, the traditional leaders, the business people to tell the youths that if they want jobs, they would [have to] behave themselves and make sure Nigeria is secured.”

Meanwhile, recently published labour force data shows that 33.3% or 23.2 million of the about 70 million people who should be working in Nigeria are out of work. Reports say an acceptable level of unemployment would be 4%-6%.

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