Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has attributed the joblessness of many Nigerian youths to their unwillingness to work and put their educational qualifications to good use.
A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) had stated that the unemployment rate in Nigeria has shot up fivefold from 6.4 percent in 2010, hitting 33.3 percent as of the last quarter of 2020.
Reacting to the report during an interview on Channels TV, Thursday night, Governo Masari blamed Nigerian youths for the high rate of unemployment in the country.
He accused the youths of displaying a sense of entitlement and whining that there’s no job whereas they are just unwilling to work by putting their educational qualifications to good use.
“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 said.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had also asked Nigerian youths to behave well if they want jobs because no investor will invest in an insecure environment.