Senator Ngige: Many Nigerian youths unemployable

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has lamented over the high unemployment rate among youths in Nigeria.

Ngige, who spoke at the 2019 National Migration Dialogue at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, said, “Nigeria is over 200 million and about 60 per cent are youths who need employment. Unfortunately, only 10 per cent 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 heads, feed and enjoy life.

“We have established linkages with the Ministry of Education, Industry, Trade and Investment, Youth and Sports, and Agriculture.

“We want to look at our curriculum so that our people can have skills that can be exported.”

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