Social Media, A Cause Of Unemployment Issue In Nigeria?

 

According to a survey carried out by  a market research company, Global Web Indexit, it has been conclusively affirmed that Nigerians spend more time on the social media platforms than citizens of India, US, Russia, Spain, Germany, China.

Nigerians faced with unemployment issues spend more hours of their time on the social media because some of them believe in making money online or just for the fun of it are still complaining of lack of employment opportunities.

Does this mean that social media is also one of the reasons of unemployment in Nigeria, especially among the youths?

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  • Social media is nt a cause of unemployment rather it is a means to promote employment 

    - Moses Osgood - 2019-08-16 10:02:53 Quote

  • Social media is not the cause of unemployment in Nigeria, beside a thousand of people go online to make money even at their various offices.

    - Fanim Peter Rimven - 2019-08-16 10:03:52 Quote

  • I don't think social media can in any way cause unemployment rather social media is creating job opportunities online and many people are making money from it example NNU forum 

    - David Chinecherem - 2019-08-16 10:08:08 Quote

  • I disagree with this  because many people are making millions of naira everyday on online platform which also reduce unemployment rate in our dear country.

    - Alabi Sodiq - 2019-08-16 10:08:25 Quote

  • When the so called government is not ready for the youths tell me when necessary structure not laid down to eradicate unemployment

    - Isaac Adekunle - 2019-08-16 10:08:28 Quote

  • No, it is not the cause of unemployment in Nigeria rather it have been means of promoting youth with business platform

    - Uka Emeka - 2019-08-16 10:11:15 Quote

  • Nigerians faced with unemployment issues spend more hours of their time on the social media because some of them believe in making money online or just for the fun of it are still complaining of lack of employment 

    - Buhari Kabiru - 2019-08-16 10:19:09 Quote

  • I don't think so. Social media is a blessing to our generation. It as bring a lot of opportunities to many people's way to earn money especially the youths.

    - Thomas Philip - 2019-08-16 10:29:30 Quote

  • Nigerians spend more time on the social media platforms than citizens of other countries

    Nigerians faced with unemployment issues spend more hours of their time on the social media because some of them believe in making money online or just for the fun of it are still complaining of lack of employment opportunities.

    - Justice Mike - 2019-08-16 10:30:24 Quote

  • Yes social media is really increasing the rate of unemployment cause the no longer want to do anything except chatting

    - Olakojo Yusuf - 2019-08-16 10:32:20 Quote

  • To my own understanding I think social media is not a weapon of unemployment but sometimes it helps unemploy to get job cos this days u find jobs posted in the social that would help someone and u can also use that as a source of making ur income by selisel things online either facebook or any other

    - Henry Ogbu - 2019-08-16 10:38:57 Quote

  • Social media is by far a helpful means of making money, however a majority not knowing how to utilize it to their benefit

    - Hiram Ogonor - 2019-08-16 10:46:11 Quote

  • I don't think so, but in a way has contributed because, people are too busy with their phones without thinking of the future 

    - Treasure Paul - 2019-08-16 10:48:28 Quote

  • Social media is never a cause of unemployment in Nigeria irrespective of the abuse of use social media can even connect one to job opportunities 

    - Onweh Victory Ifeanyi - 2019-08-16 11:07:11 Quote

  • Thank you for this topic.

    Yes, because the time which would have been spent mostly for learning and research  and doing small small jobs have been giving to social media platforms. and since social media is almost becoming free, it has been unappropriately used.

    - Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-08-16 11:12:38 Quote

  • I don't think social media is the cause but government are the cause

    - DAUDA ABDULMUMUNI - 2019-08-16 12:06:10 Quote

  • Social media is not the cause of unemployment, some use it to make money while some use it to cool off after a hectic day at work

    - Uche Emmanuel Kelechukwu - 2019-08-16 12:38:27 Quote

  • Social media can never be the problem of unemployment in Nigeria, some of us make our daily money through social media just like NNU FORUM.  so I disagree with that.. Social media is very good and have help many lives in one way or the other. 

    - Okwor Chinedu - 2019-08-16 12:53:54 Quote

  • It is a 50 50 deal in the sense that yes social media is and its also not because someone people make money from social media it's their source of employment 

    - Alexander Akiama - 2019-08-16 13:21:11 Quote

  • I can say yes in some aspect bevouse social medial have make some people ,and also have hlp some people in some aspect

    - Ishaq Ndako Suraju - 2019-08-16 13:40:40 Quote

  • Social Media is not the cause of unemployment, rather is even a means of escape to depression and suicide as it offer online job

    - Nancy Uche - 2019-08-16 13:45:18 Quote

  • Social media is never a cause of unemployment, instead it helps in the improvement of firms, most especially in the business firm

    - Anu Afolabi - 2019-08-16 14:08:48 Quote

  • SociAl media has contributed in it's own way to the unemployment in the country in the sense that many business owners has taken their businesses online, leaving those who could not be online for some reasons unemployed ..

    - Vivian Amaka - 2019-08-16 14:41:01 Quote

  • Social media isn't a cause for unemployment,rather it is rendering school useless because at the end of the day people who go to school will end up coming to social media as comedians and a lot more to earn a living.

    - Dorcas Morounmubo - 2019-08-16 14:56:49 Quote

  • I personally don't agree to this statement. I think this social media depends on the users. some people make lots of money with social media. thus its left for individuals to decide on what they use social medi for

    - Ahanmisi Jackson - 2019-08-16 15:05:29 Quote

  • Social Media has never and will never be the cause of unemployment in Nigeria. The platform has enabled many a Nigerian youth achieve their dreams.

    - Gerald Onyedikachi - 2019-08-16 15:15:26 Quote

  • Social media has actually lessened the downside of unemployment. Many youths learn courses online and do a whole  other stuffs while jobhunting.

    - Rita Amadedon - 2019-08-16 16:06:25 Quote

  • Only some people are unemployed through social media,but personally nnuforum has given me a job

    - Obaji ifeanyichukwu - 2019-08-16 16:35:45 Quote

  • I really disagree with the statement because it depends on what the user is using it for. Many company nowadays also putting their product on the Social Media Adcent. 

    - Olayiwola Aliu - 2019-08-16 17:41:54 Quote

  • We generally do spend a lot of time online, but there is the place of digital and online marketing as well and I think more entrepreneurs are moving towards this edge. 

    - Adebowale Oluwafisayomi - 2019-08-16 22:56:22 Quote

  • I don't believe that social media is a cause of unemployment in Nigeria because when you have nothing doing,  you will look for something to keep yourself busy. 

    - peter chimezie - 2019-08-16 22:56:31 Quote

  • I totally disagree with this. Social media has serve many purpose and help our daily lives

    - Victor Damilare - 2019-08-17 08:13:31 Quote

  • Social media may be one of Nigeria problem but definitely not a cause of unemployment in Nigeria.  In fact it has provided a level of solution to it. 

    - Seun Afuye - 2019-08-17 12:51:59 Quote

  • Social media isn't cause of unemployment rather is the government social media has been a helping hand to our youth 

    - Kingsley Okorie - 2019-08-17 14:46:09 Quote

  • How can social media or platforms be the cause of unemployment in Nigeria?

    Like how?

    It's more like saying NNU is the cause of unemployment in Nigeria, it'll he a very stupid thing to say.

    NNU that's been paying out millions. 

    - Samuel Ejii - 2019-08-17 15:56:52 Quote

  • I beg to disagree, social media is not the cause of unemployment in Nigeria but rather it has helped reduce unemployment in Nigeria this because some persons have gotten jobs as result of social media. Besides most companies advertised their vacancies through social media.

    - Satih Adjekawe - 2019-08-17 19:23:48 Quote

  • Are we talking about the same social media people are using to earn a living, take care of their families, sponsor people, give away cash cash other products or another one? 

    Its so not the reason for unemployment rather it’s a means of employment!

    - Maduka Nnamdi - 2019-08-19 15:38:49 Quote

  • That's a very big lie people do earn a lot to survive on online earning sites

    - Oludemi Michael - 2019-08-19 16:47:02 Quote

  • It's actually the opposite, many people now sell their good and products through social media. Its even give rise to job opportunity 

    - Bukola Ayobami - 2019-08-20 15:43:19 Quote

  • social media has it's good side as well as bad sides if one uses it excessively but i see it as a benefit to our generation because we get to connect to different people and gain knowlegde and awareness of job opening in different place is it's more of a blessing than harm

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-21 00:28:51 Quote

  • Social media is not a cause of unemployment in Nigeria....rather  a social platform...where some one can even get connections.

    - Ikenga Dominic Chukwuemeka - 2019-08-22 15:06:01 Quote

  • I don't think so. Social media is a blessing to our generation. It as bring a lot of opportunities to many people's way to earn money especially the youths.

    That doesn’t mean we should think so, Social media is supportive, it’s leading generations it’s as being some useful opportunity to a lot of people’s especially the youth and a way where by we earn 

    - Oluwa Segun - 2019-08-22 21:03:59 Quote

  • How can social media be the cause of unemployment when it helps the unemployed to engage in online business.

    - Yakubu Shelong - 2019-08-25 22:37:11 Quote

  • Social media is not one of the causes of unemployment. As a matter of fact, many individuals has seen it as a means of employment and thus earning hugely from it. 

    - Cynthia Chukwu - 2019-08-26 11:41:54 Quote

  • I dont agree to that infact this is a gross and refutible argument. Social had even helpes to create employment amongst the youth 

    - kevin Nwachukwu - 2019-08-26 14:15:44 Quote

  • The issue of social media is never the cause of Unemployment in Nigeria it's just that we Nigerians waste a lot of time on social media without getting any benefit from it, can I tell you Social media is one of the ways in which you can secure a Job it depends on the way you use it.

    - Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-08-26 22:37:45 Quote

  • Social media is not the cause of unemployment rather its an information provider job seekers and has provide online job platforms used by millions of Nigerians  today.

    - Uchenna Churchill - 2019-08-27 19:11:42 Quote

  • That's so not true, the social media as even crated more jobs, it has made people enlightened enough to become entrepreneurs with their own earnings, I think its an advantage to us at this time.

    - Lucas Lucas - 2019-08-28 11:27:03 Quote

  • I will say yes to that especially the valuable time we spent on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram looking friends to chat with, the ones u know and the ones u don't even and if u calculate those times spent is up to a time we can create a meaningful for ourselves.

    - Richard Ejiro - 2019-08-28 15:06:43 Quote

  • A very big lie.. Social media opens opportunities to various job opportunities online and gives updates from time to time, without social media lot of people would be jobless. 

    - Eke surprise - 2019-08-28 19:09:27 Quote

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