How Can You Have More Than 38% Unemployment And Expect Peace?

source: iiste
51

Nigeria’s population is estimated to be about two hundred million, out of which the youth population, (15 -35 years of age) is said to be 75%.. According to a recent World Bank statistics, youth unemployment rate is 38 per cent, but even this figure is considered conservative. It is estimated that about 60% of Nigeria’s youth population is either unemployed or underemployed, a situation that poses great danger to the Nigeria Society in terms of crimes and assorted social vices. This generation of young people faces the dual crisis of unemployment and insecurity. Such a large population of unemployed, unengaged, angry, sullen, unproductive youths in any society will constitute a menace and security risk because their lives appear hopeless and yet they are full of youthful energy. Recent studies suggest that unemployment rate in Nigeria has taken a shocking increase from 14 per cent in 2012 to 38 per cent in 2015. It also revealed that unemployment rate is undoubtedly contributed to the high wave of insecurity in the country. As a matter of fact, Nigeria has never had it so bad, for over five years now, in terms of insecurity and criminality. More worrisome is the fact that criminality and terrorism, which have further crippled the economic development of the country, are perpetrated by young people. Hence, this paper examines this phenomenon and calls for a comprehensive multi-dimensional plan of action to combat youth employment before its associated consequences become unmanageable and consume the Nigerian Society. It examines the issue of unemployment and juxtaposes this along side the broader issue of national security. It examines present problems of youth unemployment and insecurity in Nigeria, its causes, social and economic implications, and possible solutions. The paper asserts that youths should be properly trained to possess skills which are congruent with real labour market demands, which will invariably, create employment opportunities, that would make the youth become productive assets and take their place in mainstream societal development the society offer the best of their skills and talents rather than getting themselves involved in criminality. Keywords: Youth, Unemployment, Insecurity, Nigeria Note: Kindly check the unemployment rate of these countries so that you can understand what this article is saying Central African Republic It's a pity our country is classified with these countries. God heal Nigeria especially North and the East.Amen

NB: Stories are shared by community members. The article does NOT represent the official view of NaijaWorld and the author is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for this article
Comments

About Us
Join the discussion. Share and discuss posts with other naijaworlders.
Related Stories
thumbnail
APC: PDP Playing Politics With Insecurity
thumbnail
Politics, Governance And Economy: How Do These Affect IGR Of States?
thumbnail
Buhari Condemns Killing Of Kidnapped Greenfield University's Students
thumbnail
Buhari Denounces The Killing Of Kaduna Students, Says It's Barbaric
thumbnail
Meet The Most Interesting Character In Nigeria , He’s Also A Billionaire
thumbnail
Reno Omokri Drags Father Mbaka, Writes An Open Letter To Pope Francis
thumbnail
Tony Elumelu Speaks On Buying Manchester United
thumbnail
I Was Shot Because I Killed Too Many Boko Haram Terrorists
thumbnail
Breaking Sen Victor Umeh Endorse Prof Soludo For Governorship
thumbnail
We Did Not Suspend Channels Television’s Operations
Related Stories
thumbnail
APC: PDP Playing Politics With Insecurity
thumbnail
Politics, Governance And Economy: How Do These Affect IGR Of States?
thumbnail
Buhari Condemns Killing Of Kidnapped Greenfield University's Students
thumbnail
Buhari Denounces The Killing Of Kaduna Students, Says It's Barbaric
thumbnail
Meet The Most Interesting Character In Nigeria , He’s Also A Billionaire
thumbnail
Reno Omokri Drags Father Mbaka, Writes An Open Letter To Pope Francis
thumbnail
Tony Elumelu Speaks On Buying Manchester United
thumbnail
I Was Shot Because I Killed Too Many Boko Haram Terrorists
thumbnail
Breaking Sen Victor Umeh Endorse Prof Soludo For Governorship
thumbnail
We Did Not Suspend Channels Television’s Operations