Unemployment: Obasanjo Cries Out

[contextly_auto_sidebar id=”YSUwqVogvHNNQsBvjJ0spavx745Z7SQb”]Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on all government parastatals to find a lasting solution to unemployment in the country.

Speaking at the 10th anniversary and 6th and 7th convocation ceremonies of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Obasanjo said:

“If there is no job for the unemployed to feed themselves and also to contribute to the development of the country, then, we will all be sitting on gun powder. If university education was not for development then, it was not serving any useful purpose. It must be for development, personal, local, national and even global and that is very important.”

At the occasion, Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, also said: “This year’s convocation ceremony, which marks the successful completion of another academic session, is a continued demonstration of commitment to the production of qualified teaching personnel for our education system.

“You are all expected to use your collective wisdom, knowledge, ability and exposure to sustain and promote the ideals of this great institution.”

He revealed that the 12 first class graduating students would be given automatic employment by the state government.

Meanwhile, in a recent visit the inspector general of police (IGP), Solomon Arase, paid to the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the ex-president used the opportunity to say that Nigeria is grossly under-policed.

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