UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA
Unemployment is a state of joblessness or a condition of having no job. Unemployment is a macroeconomic issue which has eaten deep into the economy of Nigeria. The rate of unemployment is so high that there are little or no jobs for people to do in the society. The proportion of unemployment in a country determines how well the resources of the country are used. Unemployment increases due to the carefree attitude of the government and the people towards the issue. In Nigeria, unemployment is having an adverse effect on the personality of the people who are unemployed. These people tend to have low self-esteem because they do not have a job, which is not supposed to be so. Unemployment in Nigeria is as a result of;
Lack of innovation and creativity (especially among youths): Most young people in Nigeria especially school certificate holders and graduates are those in this category of the unemployed. They do not want to do or think of creating something new that can keep them busy which can make them stand out and be gainfully employed, rather, they want to work in offices which cannot always be that way. Young people should be able to think and create. Rural-urban migration: Rural-urban migration is the movement of people from rural areas such as villages, etc to urban areas such as cities. Most people who move from rural areas move most times in search for greener pastures which makes the rate at which people move very high. The cities become more populated with more people looking for job, when there are only few job opportunities. It then makes a lot of people unemployed. Neglect of agriculture: Agriculture is one big sector of the economy which has gotten little or no attention from neither the people nor the government. Since nobody is ready to work as a farmer which can be very profitable, then the unemployment rate increases. Corruption: Corrupt practices by those with special position, in this case (the employers); have been...
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