Dilapidated Nigerian Envoy to Algeria and Philippines, Nnamdi Onochie, has lamented the worsening rates of unemployment in Nigeria despite electoral guarantees of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal authorities to make about two million jobs to slit joblessness in the country.
Onochie, who declared his hobby to dawdle for the role of President of Nigeria in the arriving 2023 traditional elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), in an interview with DAILY POST on Wednesday, regretted the unemployment figure released by National Bureau of Statistics.
He pointed out that a unfriendly figure is 53.4 percent of those in the age bracket of 15-24 years, out of a total of 69. 7 million employable persons whereas in the greater age bracket of 24-35 years, extra than 33. 3 percent of the inhabitants were out of labor.
He moreover regretted that despite these grave figures, the pressures on the cost of living in the country rose by extra than 27% in the intervals from the last quarter of 2020 to third quarter of 2021.
Constant with Onochie, “the greater upward thrust in the cost of living and inflation in the financial system approach that the extent of suffering electorate has remained very excessive. Costs of several products, especially meals gadgets, like skyrocketed. Altogether, the poverty index for Nigerians has persisted to upward thrust.”
The PDP presidential hopeful further regretted that efforts by the Buhari-led federal authorities haven’t yielded non-corresponding results, and the negate of affairs has worsened.
“With the head of the year 2021, with now not as a lot as 14 months to be true date of presidential and traditional elections to birth on February 18, 2023, it is some distance time for those at the receiving pause, the voters and populace, to salvage able to withhold those moderately than job completely responsible,” he added.
Continuing, he said, “They have to soundless be voted out of situation of job to set up those with life like programs that can develop the roles numbers, toughen the economic negate of affairs, and slit the sufferings and hardships of the final Nigerian.
“The unreal supplied by the election circle have to soundless be availed of and be old by the populace, especially the youths and girls folk, to interchange the political event moderately than job at the presidential level and all other ranges.”