I always feel very disappointed whenever anyone from the government tries to push the cause of high unemployment rate to the youth.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 President Buhari, who should be the main marketer and chief diplomat of Nigeria and Nigerians, took time out if his not very busy schedule to de-market Nigeria before elite world business and political leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
Buhari was asked to address the huge youth unemployment in Nigeria during a business forum at the CHOGM last year, and he said thus:
"About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one. More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven't been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education for free."
That is how the international community now see Nigerians and perhaps what's why our lives don't have values in their countries.
This is the same government whose budget is dependent on oil. They no nothing about diversification. Now they feel the money can no longer finance their budget and they only thing they could think of is increasing and adding all sort VAT. While our agricultural and other potential revenue generating sector is wasting.
Please share your opinion about who is actually lazy.
The government is the lazy ones actually. They are lazy in the sense that they can't create jobs for the youths. Poor industrialized area
Some youths end up learning multiple skills but lack of proper infrastructure has made so many skills wasted. most youths(graduates) graduated with good results but no employment and no creation of jobs. This things makes the undergraduate go into cybercrime and all sort of things because seeing the graduates jobless weakens thier mindset
I don't think we the youths should still believe in the government for employment instead we should try as much as possible to be self employed because the government has nothing good to offer us.... imagine we have graduates riding bike, tricycle and so on and the government are still saying we are lazy
This is a country where creativity and innovation is not encouraged, talents are not given room to be developed.
Only for our leaders to spend and squander money anyhow. Entrepreneurship is not encouraged.
Nigerian youths are not lazy because despite the condition we are still striving to survive.
God help us.
to be honest, the youth are actually not doing enough and i think we are the lazy ones. we shouldn't keep on waiting for the government who will eventually turn deaf ears to our cry but rise from the slumber and make a difference in the society but the question is, who will be at the fore front to lead?
I would say it is neither the youth nor the government, the youth were brought up to believe that if you don't go to school and have good grades you can't make it in life, whereas there are other options of becoming successful in Nigeria as a youth
Honestly I think it's we the youth that are actually lazy, we keep depending on the government for everything and we keep shouting "no work" mean while in other countries their youth are the job creators and I also blame our education system. Our education system teachs us how to be "job seekers" and not "job creators".
So you see almost all factors are to be blamed.
The answer is definitely not far fetched its the Government that is lazy and at the same time purposely turned deaf hears and blind eyes to doing the right things especially for the youths Nigeria has got loads of talents innovative and hardworking Youths Teenagers and children but then our government is bent on investing the whole country's resources on politics amble making politicians pockets almost fatter than the countries bugdet in a month
I think we the youths are the one lazy. We are in a country where the government doesn't even care about their people, they turn deaf ears and blind eyes to the need of their people whereas we have multi-talented youths in the country and many skillful youths, so why still depending on the government that aren't even concerned about us?? They taught us how to be Job seekers not job creators, we need to learn how to be a job creators and find ourselves a way out of this damn situation and stop waiting and depending on the governments.
For me... the youth are suppose to be the energy behind every good things that happens to the country since most of this day youth are only interested in illegal activities which is affecting the nation negatively and the negativity is way more than the positivity.. You will assume with me the youth are lazy, it is when the youth puts together their energy that is when we will be able to influence the activities of the government.
In my own perspective, I don't think we youths are lazy. The youths has done enough, the rest is left for the government. They should provide enough job opportunities so that the youths won't be wandering around searching for jobs or looking for a way to get fast money.
To be sincerely speaking we the youths are lazy and if we are not lazy we will never complained about the gorverment because now many guys don't want to work that why they found themselves doing Yahoo or fraud which is very bad and it's not possible for the Government to find everything for us...