The National Association Nigerian Students has encouraged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent measures to foster job creation and address the country’s youth unemployment challenge.
The NANS said the country’s increasing unemployment rate is responsible for the security problems faced in some zones and states of the country.
In a statement release in Abuja, the NANS Public Relations Officer, Adeyemi Azeez, requested the federal government to be more proactive in its attempts to create jobs, stating that insecurity is increasing owing to the big population of unemployed youth.
“All-levels of government are being called upon to fix the common unemployment problem in the country. Solving the unemployment problem is solving social vice issues directly.
“We urge President Buhari to take crucial measures to tackle the graduate unemployment challenge. The growing security problems in our country can be attributed to the large number of youth population who do nothing tangible,” said Azeez.
In the release, the NANS also commended Mr Kingsley Ehikioya, a philanthropist, for making efforts to create jobs for young Nigerians.
The National body observed that more than 50 students across the country had benefited from Ehikioya sponsored scholarships.