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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

54% of Nigerian youths were unemployed in 2012 – report

According to a data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday Tuesday Dec. 17th, 54% of Nigerian youths were unemployed in 2012.

This was revealed in the '2012 National Baseline Youth Survey Report' issued by NBS and the Fed. Ministry of Youths Development. The report read in part;
'More than half, about 54 per cent, of youth population were unemployed. Of this, females stood at 51.9 per cent compared to their male counterpart with 48.1 per cent were unemployed."
With the mass sack going in various companies in Nigeria, the figure should be higher this year.

75 comments:

Michael said...

E don b

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

thats not a lie and FG is so ignorant about that!
I dont blame youths involved in Kidnapping, boko, robbers!

esan abiodun said...

As I inch closer to the labour market,(300L), unemployment will not be my portion In Jesus name. Amen

dhobiz said...

Why are they telling us,they should goan look for the solution

joel praiz said...

Lies! 98% were unemployed in 2012 nd 99.2% ‎​ȋ̝̊̅§ unemployed in 2013... Dem wan famz us abi

Ann Marie said...

hence d increase in prostitution and crime rate. May God help us

Ann Marie said...

hence the increase in prostitution and crime rate. May God help us

Ela Nneka Mbaomah said...

Y won't dia be unemployment problems, wen our parents are reducing dia age and ppl in d university are increasing dia retirement age to 70

BLOGLORD said...

That percentage must have definitely increased.

It should be about 80% unemployed graduated roaming the streets.

Self employment on the increase..... Working from home,opening small shops, large shops....depending on how much cash the individual has.

Who de buy, who de sell????

Economic crunch has cruncheddddd deeply!

BLOGLORD said...

* graduates

BLOGLORD said...

* graduates

anita olanma said...

"Wat a countrY".

Robert Mokobia said...

Like I keep saying....,I reside in a #Cursed Nation,surviving only via the divine grace of God almighty.....!!!
Shalom.....!

Anonymous said...

I tot the figure is about 80% sef

BIG 'G' said...

When ye doeth not that which ye ought to oh F.G............ saith BIG 'G'

Anonymous said...

Naija...next year will be a great year for Nigerians's let's pray for the future..prayer is all we need to move forward .post my comment

Beautiful say so

jennifer said...

I tell U......Unemployment is rampant in Nig....it increases by the day especially nw dat private sectors are taking over the economy....u nyd to see this days SACK LATER...'U ARE HEREBY RELliEVED OF UR. DUTIES AS UR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED' for no reason @ all...Unemployment is a BANE

YMCMB said...

Wrong figure it's more than 70%

Anonymous said...

The figure qouted is less then the real unemployement rate. The sad and unfortunate thing is that, this statistics will increase next year.

Charmie said...

This year shd be 73%.yet our Ministries and parastatals r full of ghost workers! Directors ar looting cash al in d name of Contracts! Unemployment=more Criminals! Smh

bonita bislam said...

Its true o Linda.see us evrywhr lukin 4job.

Awele said...

Yeah!!! Unemployment should be higher, how reasonable is it to sack 200 humans and pay 200million for?????? Hmmmm one dick head even advised naija graduates to delve into entrepreneur, someone remind me the responsibilities of an ideal state again?

morientes bassey said...

I totally disagree with dis statistic, apparently they ar sayin 46% were employed, 4 wia na? When all most all d youth a jobless.

morientes bassey said...

I totally disagree with dis statistic, apparently they ar sayin 46% were employed, 4 wia na? When all most all d youth a jobless.

ESSIEN ROSEMARY said...

Unemployment is one major problem we ve in 9ja. God wil hlp us

okiki said...

God will help Nigeria

Ogedengbe Ken Omogbai said...

now unko? 100% ni.. http://www.omobar.blogspot.com

Oge Mary said...

Hmmm no work for d youths ooo, to get work for nigeria, na man knw man oooo connection, father, mother, uncle n aunty etc

golda awosika said...

Wf a situation lyk ds,u can also imagine d increased rate of robbery,rape,prostitution,money rituals n any inhumane activities u can tnk of.

Kimi Pat said...

God bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

It's actually 70% - the remaining 16% are doing yahoo and asewo job and they go to aura club in VI every Friday.

Igor said...

And the data continues to rise.

Anonymous said...

It is very expected. Output is very low in the country. It is going to be worse in 2015. Nigeria's biggest oil customer the US intends to drop 60% of their purchases.Leaving us Nigerians to drink our raw crude which we so much value and have starved other sectors becuase of. More jobs will be lost and standard of living drop. Research SHALE-OIL the energy source of the future. The US has it in abundance.

hilary obiorah said...

Abeg it is more! It is much more! How won't it be, when all echelon of the government and its ministries are occupied by great grandfathers. When retirement age is 60.

Itohan Tlove said...

Me self no get job,God na ur hand I dey ooo.

Franklin Onyejaju said...

And here are the retardeen Bottom lickers who keep shouting fresh air! Renovating an existing airport to "international" standard, building a few roads and stealing billions of dollars, messing up the fight on terrorism and giving appointments to some Ibos is enough in the retardeen's opinion! One day when your unemployment rate reaches 100% maybe you people will think!



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Oluwaseun Bamidele said...

only God will save us..... dat is if we help our selves...

Slimy said...

God pls we need ur intervention in our beloved country Nigeria,, d aptitude tests we even wrote since d beginning of d year, we'll soon enter 2014 yet we havnt heard 4rm d firms.. God pls help us, do not visit us with d sins of our Leaders..

ReXX said...

Say what????? I think the percentage of unemployed youths is even more.God help us in this country.

BLISS said...

Linda its more than that. Still counting n offcourse. Watching in 3D LED

Anonymous said...

Hah!!! Has far as am concern, itz 99per oooooooo, see me here, afta skool no work, I still dey here dey hope. Mrs B

Abiodun Tijani said...

Shey nah solution be this....

uchechukwu adiele said...

why do i have a feeling that its much gigher than what they have said. i can imagine the loads of youths who pass out from nysc evey four/five months to fave the harsh reality of unemployment. God help us all

Adorable Jewel said...

Nigeria is not qualified to be called a COUNTRY,, its simply a Local Govt Area****** can't wait to leave dis L.G.A to a country seriouxly

ReXX said...

So sad!!!

MISSPERFECT said...

LORD hv mercy people with masters working in resturant what a shame,instead those trading benefits,civil servent level 15 ending pea nuts,police ending money that can't feed thier family for a month,why corruption no go dey?

Holy Guy said...

No wonder Linda gets so many comments in few minutes, a lot of libers are unemployed, my problem is that those that continue to serve as role models to these youth including me will only continue to promote nudity, attend parties, wear designer suit and dress, drink and rap with hennessy, go to dubai for parties while their followers follow like mumu with bleak future, no content in their music with 54% unemployment rate in same country where all these shows and parties happen everyday! wow, Nigeria must really be the happiest mediocre people on earth to take a lot of rubbish, the days of like of FELA, MANDATORS,MAJEK FASHEK,IDRIS ABDULKAREEM, who sang for us are gone. Linda you too stop dashing us money once a year and start some serious job creation instead of thinking of buying 22 million naira jeep! I don vex for dis naija pple sef, note that 54% unemployment rate for any country is a time bomb oo. Post or not, truth said one luv

Aisha Musa said...

Sad!!!

Romeo Without Juliet said...

A country where Graduates are left with no hope.Mi advice to graduates try and be creative.Learn a trade or any handiwrk jst 2 kip d bdy n soul movin.Empty pockets nva held sm1 bk only empty hearts and heads cn do dt.

Williams Jedidiah said...

Na wa o...and there r still many still coming...God help us o

Anonymous said...

Talk of the keg of gunpowder! God help us before it is too late

Darl said...

And I de hustle make I grad. shaking my head @ me.

Dybia c. Dybia said...

Why won't there be unemployment , when we the so called young graduates have chose to be used as toys by politicians ,I don't know if we've been bewitched that we can't rise in one voice and say no to all these wickedness against us by the people we voted to represent us.

Holy Guy said...

I expected more than 54%, but its more complex than we think, Govt dont create infracstructure, most capital endowed people out of 165 million nigerians dont invest in Nigeria due to poor infracstructure and governance,rather they only invest in properties worth millions and billions most of naija invest in only oil stations and hotels where they employ less and make more money,also its hard to trust most Nigerians with money in business as they always have needs, corruption is also another problem in business,also Nigerians are more of consumers than producers and every producer/manufacturer around the world knows this! Funny stats for a nation that buys so much latest cars!but I think some governors,churches,NGOS, private companies are trying to help youth with empowerment now which is good

Anonymous said...

And that's why there are too many people commenting here each time! God will save us

Fuck your opinion said...

Amen......

Anonymous said...

Chill till 10pm tonight,I am sure comments here will be more than a thousand,then you will know this figure as at 2012 is wrong.2013 is surely gonna be worse

Anonymous said...

Imprisoning all the gays will give 54% of nigerian jobs. Linda post ma comment please.

Anonymous said...

Imprisoning gays will give 54% of nigerian youth jobs. Nigerians are so stupid. Linda post ma comment please, nigerians should open their eyes

Kelly Babatunde said...

I'm so sure the figure is an underestimate with millions roaming the streets aimlessly! I'm even more disturbed 'cos there is no end or solution in sight despite a daily increase in the numbers of the unemployed. It's a pity that Nigerian government still fights crime by buying patrol vans, guns and bullet-proof vests for Law enforcement agencies when they can use the same money to create jobs to the teeming youths thereby solving the two problems of crime and unemployment. God Help Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

put the gays in prison and all of nigeria's problem is solved. Foolish nigerians. You guys will keep suffering till the end of time. Linda please I beg you post my comment.

ojo ibukun said...

Nd I cum dey pray to graduate soon. Dis country tire me o.

abass said...

Prayer ko prayer ni

abass said...

Nigerians!
We need to wise up,
Do you fink God fall from the sky and fyt for the libyans and egyptians

mike Oshios said...

Aunty Linda do u no dat is bcus of no job dat's why u see 1000 people commenting on ur post? Aunty Lily check well well na lyk say we get work eeh na only u 4 dey post news n dey comment. Hahahaha abeg Aunty no cum go dey pray make no see work ooh d tru be say most of us na students.

Beautiful say so said...

Ok.O

Anonymous said...

They are not ignorant about it, they just don't wanna do anything about it.

adetutu said...

Na so, may God help us oooo

Anonymous said...

I shake my head for Nigerians,by now i was expecting to see like 1,000 comments on this post,if it were to be a maheeda/gay ish story,all this jobless Libers will flood the post and people like me that doesn't comment wouldn't even bother to,but alas,on a topic that hits us hard,here we are with just 64 comments,do not be surprised Abati too is a Liber....Na as we black our brain black,little wonder nothing good/ record breaking invention has come out of this country..

victor ifedili said...

The stats is quite wrong. They're just showing sth reasonable cos they know the real stat will be a big shame. Its definitely upto 80%. Life after school is not easy. Its not by being intelligent or having a first class. Yet its in nigeria people buy latest jets and cars and airports are upgraded to world standards. Nigeria sucks!!!

Anonymous said...

I can see your own headache....hmm eem.. You're definitely gay

senorita said...

God na ur hand I dey o...as I pass out frm nysc nxt february,unemployment shall nt b my portion by his grace #Amen#

Sherifat Adewunmi said...

Please, tackle this unemployment issues pl. Its really getting out of hand. B4 u start with that rubbish gay marriage issue. Cos we just like to deceive ourselves. A bill that says you can be solemnized outside the country as gay and the union would still be void in Nigeria? Thats the most stupidest amd rediculous thing ive ever heard in my life.

NigeriaYouthNetwork said...

The fact remains that the Nigerian youth is not in the government's agenda at all. How can this statistics be true? If 46% are employed it would have been a different story entirely. How will they youth be employed when the 70 year old will not resign? How will their be job when their is unrest? How will their be employment when we allow foreign investors (Indiand and Chinese) to see slaves in our graduates? How will there be employment when companies use 6 months or more on just N25,000 salary jobs for a BSc/HND holder? Abati and others would have written a rejoinder if it were to be a statistics of corruption on their Oga at the top! I think as youth we need to stand up for ourselves. A nation where administrators must be at least 55 and above 80 will leave the youth useless.

Way forward: Nigeria Youth Network is a new movement aimed at Youth leadership and administration soon from now.
Follow us on twitter
@NigeriaYouthNet
Nairaland thread:
"Tomorrow starts today! A youth political part? Your views?"

NigeriaYouthNetwork said...

The fact remains that the Nigerian youth is not in the government's agenda at all. How can this statistics be true? If 46% are employed it would have been a different story entirely. How will they youth be employed when the 70 year old will not resign? How will their be job when their is unrest? How will their be employment when we allow foreign investors (Indiand and Chinese) to see slaves in our graduates? How will there be employment when companies use 6 months or more on just N25,000 salary jobs for a BSc/HND holder? Abati and others would have written a rejoinder if it were to be a statistics of corruption on their Oga at the top! I think as youth we need to stand up for ourselves. A nation where administrators must be at least 55 and above 80 will leave the youth useless.

Way forward: Nigeria Youth Network is a new movement aimed at Youth leadership and administration soon from now.
Follow us on twitter
@NigeriaYouthNet
Nairaland thread:
"Tomorrow starts today! A youth political part? Your views?"

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