TVC Social commentator, Sola Omolayo has said, over 4 million Nigerians are jobless and hungry, that the government needs to stop retrenching staff and create more job, so as to increase the standard of living.
‘The government should find a straight solution, they should help us export more and also create more jobs. If you decide to feed students once a day, who will complete the other meal, if you create just 3000 jobs, what happens to the other jobless million citizens’ he asked.
Recall, the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday said the country’s unemployment rate has risen from 12.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year to 13.3 per cent as at the end of the second quarter.
The bureau stated this in the unemployment report which was released by the Statistician General of the Federation in Abuja.
In the report, the bureau said the number of people that were unemployed or underemployed increased from 24.4 million as at the end of the first quarter to 26.06 million persons.
The report reads in part, “The number of underemployed in the labour force (those working but doing menial jobs not commensurate with their qualifications or those not engaged in fulltime work and merely working for few hours) increased by 392,390 or 2.61 per cent resulting in an increase in the underemployment rate to 19.3 per cent in Q2 2016 from 19.1 per cent in Q1 2016.
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