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Governor Masari blames Nigerian youths for high rate of unemployment



Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari has said that Nigerian youths are responsible for their inability to be gainfully employed.

According to the governor young Nigerians complain that there’s no job whereas they are just unwilling to work and put their educational qualifications to good use.

Masari made the comment during an inteview on Channels TV, Thursday night and accused the youths of whining and displaying a sense of entitlement.

He said; “People tend to say there is no work. Who told you there is no work? There is work to a willing mind. Because people feel when they go to university, the society owes them a living, while it should be the reverse.

“What are you doing with the education you acquire to help change yourself, your community, change your family, change the society? What are you doing about it? Are you waiting for a paid job of N50,000 or N60,000? We have to sit up.”

Masari’s claim is coming days after a World Bank report indicated that the unemployment rate in Nigeria had risen to the highest level.

National Bureau of Statistics, NBC in its 2020/2021 report, said the unemployment rate in Nigeria has shot up fivefold from 6.4 per cent in 2010, hitting 33.3 per cent as of the last quarter of 2020.

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