Saturday, May 28, 2022

Unemployment rate under Buhari unacceptable: Rep

Emeka Chinedu identified the crisis as the root cause of social vices being experienced in the country.

• January 26, 2022
Emeka Chinedu

Emeka Chinedu, member of the House of Representatives representing Ahiazu-Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency of Imo State, has described as unacceptable the current unemployment rate under President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.

“The current 33.3 percent unemployment rate as well the 28 percent youth unemployment rate amounting to over 11 million unemployed youths is unacceptable,” Mr Chinedu said in a motion at the House during plenary on Wednesday.

The country’s unemployment rate jumped to 33.3 percent in the last quarter of 2020, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

This, he identified as the root cause of social vices being experienced in the country.

Mr Chinedu urged the Federal Government to strive towards creating more industries in the country to cater for teeming unemployed youths.

“This calls for a comprehensive industrial revolution and intervention in the history of the nation, given the recent developments in the political, social, and economic spheres of the country.

“Youths remain important stakeholders in the Nigerian project. The predominance of industrial clusters in South East Asian countries motivated industrial growth in the form of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“It helped in the massive decline in the unemployment rate, making way for stability in the economy, political leadership and lower crime rate as a result of remarkable success in industrialisation,’’ he said.

Mr Chinedu said that creating industries in the 360 Federal Constituencies across the country would ensure federal presence at the grassroots.

The House thereafter, mandated its Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity to develop a comprehensive industrial revolution template featuring both economic and social impact projections.

The House also mandated its Committee on Legislative Compliance to ensure implementation.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Mohammed Hayatu-Deen

Politics

Hayatu-Deen withdraws from PDP presidential primary

The aspirant said the contest has been “obscenely monetised”.

Olu Falae

Politics

No zoning of presidency in Nigerian Constitution: Falae

The former presidential candidate, while speaking on the contentious issue of zoning, said it was not part of the conditions for Nigeria’s presidency.

PDP and APC

Politics

APC shifts presidential primary to June 6-8; PDP to go ahead with convention

Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

States

Four suspected rail track vandals arrested in Kaduna

Operatives of the NSCDC arrested four suspected vandals and recovered 500 railway slippers in Kaduna.

Politics

APC Oshodi-Isolo II APC Primary: Jude Idimogu scores zero; loses third term bid

His greatest challenger, Oladipo Ajomale, pulled 30 votes from the 30 party delegates to emerge winner of the exercise.

Politics

James Faleke wins APC Ikeja Federal Constituency ticket for fourth term

The Returning Officer, Ewosho Oladunjoye, declared Mr Faleke the winner having polled 47 votes out of a possible 50.