Don’t Rely Only On Govt For Jobs – Buhari’s Minister, Aregbesola Tells Youth
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The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has advised Nigerian youths not to depend only on the government and private institutions for jobs.
According to The Nation, Aregbesola urged the youths to engage in productive activities that can make them self-sufficient and gainfully employed.
It was gathered that the minister made this known at the grand finale of his stakeholders’ engagement for youths and women of Osun Central Senatorial District in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
The minister had, in the past two weeks, held consultative meetings with various groups after kick-starting a stakeholders’ engagement across the state.
This was in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari following the violence which trailed the recent #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country.
A statement by the interior ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammed Manga, indicates Aregbesola said the limited number of white-collar jobs, especially in the public sector, was inadequate to cater for the teeming youths that are being churned out into the labour market every year.
The minister said the development has made it imperative for the youths to look for other alternatives to become economically empowered.
He advised the youths to think creatively rather than wait endlessly for the government and private organisations to give them jobs.