Unemployment Issues In Nigeria, Who Is The Cause? The Employer Or The Job Seeker?

With the unemployment issue in Nigeria, who do you think is responsible for such? The Employers? or the job seekers in Nigeria.

With tweets by employers in Nigeria, they have explained the unemployment situation in Nigeria lies in the hands of the youth, most of the youth of nowadays usually want an easy way out whenever they search for jobs.

 An instance of such, involves a situation where an employer puts out job openings and would need immediate employment for a particular position. After such curriculum vitae have been sent by some youths and they are being invited for an assessment test, they would come up with the excuse that they cannot make it on the scheduled dates of interviews or assessment as the case maybe, giving excuses of not attending the interview. As such, the company needs the services of such positions as soon as possible.

So if this is the case who is to be blamed? The Employer or the job seeker?.

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  • Our leaders are the cause because there are no industry that can provide employment opportunities for the people 

    - Emmanuel Ogwola - 2019-08-14 15:27:53 Quote

  • I vote the people in power are at fault .   Buh as Falz said.    I do not have the conviction to point the finger of guilt to anyone cause truely we r all to blame

    - Aruwaji Love - 2019-08-14 15:28:33 Quote

  • I sincerely, have to say that yes the state of country now is dishearting in respect to finding jobs where both fresh graduates and already employed people are fighting for the same job, it's both ways either the job seekers lack the relevant skills for the position or position the employer is looking for are very limited. 

    - Joshua Iyama - 2019-08-14 15:30:03 Quote

  • This could be true to an extent, but, on my own view and with different situations that i have witnessed, none has failed interviews when they know it's important, everything in Nigeria now is done strictly by connection, EXCEPT the Grace of God, one can't really secure a job.

    - David Isaacs - 2019-08-14 16:22:50 Quote

  • Both ends, the employers and the Job seekers likewise. 

    The employers leave behind capable hands to be employed or even under employ them, while giving rooms for those who are prominent in the society to fix their children and relatives who may not be qualified for the job. 

    Some job seekers also refuse to have what it takes to be employed, the skills and qualifications 

    - Ola Step - 2019-08-14 17:27:11 Quote

  • the education in Nigeria is teaching only the theoretical aspect and leaving the practical aspect.. You will find out that Graduates can't apply what the learn easily in real life

    - Abijah Johnnie - 2019-08-14 17:34:28 Quote

  • To be sincere, unfavourable policies are the major cause of the alarming unemployment rate in the country. Government is not creating job, existing industries are folding up as a result of bad amenities, new people find it difficult to create job all because of bad system of governance. 

    - OPEYEMI FAJEMIDAGBA - 2019-08-14 17:58:16 Quote

  • Unemployment in Nigeria is caused by our leader. Most of them are just after their pocket and am sure that if the government build more industry it will reduce the rate of unemployment

    - Moronfolu Ayotunde - 2019-08-14 18:01:47 Quote

  • The job seeker is at fault, because if truly you need the work ,he/she should be there at least 30minute before the interview start.

    - AYOBAMI ABIODUN - 2019-08-14 18:10:18 Quote

  • we can blaim the government because the money that is mearnt to be used to establish companies they would embezzle the money and keep the money to their pocket.. so the government is to be blaimed

    - Opeoluwa Adebiyi - 2019-08-14 20:54:26 Quote

  • Both the employer and the job seeker have contributed to the level of unemployment in Nigeria. Job seekers should start creating employment for themselves instead of waiting all year round for employment. 

    - Nwaiwu Odinakachi - 2019-08-14 20:56:56 Quote

  • Both parties are involved in this chronic economic problem that is draining our country. There are other  opportunities out their but everyone prefers white-collar job, on the part of government they so much depend on the oil (crude oil) without investing on other aresa which can build up our economy e.g agriculture.

    - Fanim Peter Rimven - 2019-08-14 21:45:04 Quote

  • According to this write up, I will blame the job seekers because if they need the job and they are ready to work then he or she shouldn't have given an excuse when invited for assessment. 

    - Otukoya Omotayo - 2019-08-14 22:00:23 Quote

  • Government is the cause because they refused to create job opportunity for the teaming unemployed youth. That's the Genesis. Partly, some employers are also causing it by requiring 30 year work experience 

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-08-14 22:20:59 Quote

  • I think it's caused by our current economic situation, added to the attitudes of the employers. You may be asked to give what you have in order to get what you want. Or ask to bring a huge amount you can't afford at that particular time.

    - Uwem Akpan - 2019-08-14 22:28:02 Quote

  • Wonderful! Its the job seekers fault, let him go and have a rethink on what to do and start small his own business so that he can create job opportunity too. Those guys have limited space for over thousands of job  seekers

    - Taiwo Enoch - 2019-08-14 22:29:21 Quote

  • I think, the employer is the major cause of unemployment in Nigeria, in the sense that the employers are only seeking for employees with some years of experience, without knowing that the employees (the fresh graduates) will only acquire some knowledge when employed.

    - Nnadi Chukwuma - 2019-08-14 22:34:10 Quote

  • As for me, i suggest that both parties have roles to play. But with that notation, Job seekers are mostly to be blamed, they are to adjust to Employers demand and the other way round. thanks

    - YUNUSA ABDULKAREEM - 2019-08-14 22:54:13 Quote

  • i'd say its the both of them, we all went to school and one of the things we learnt was that 'to be succesful, you have to do what you were'nt taught in school' ain't that right? so being employed should be blamed on both, we are well aware that THIS IS NIGERIA!! you have to learn a skill or have a side hustle to survive.. and fortunately with the rapid rate at which tech industries are growing we will find out that there are a lot of ways to be employed or self employed. 

    - ibukunoluwa oluwasoga - 2019-08-14 23:06:52 Quote

  • To a greater extent, i will blame the government. They have a duty to provide jobs for its citizens but then the citizens have to try their best and provide for themselves through entrepreneurship. That is the only area j blame job seekers

    - Remigus Nwaokonko - 2019-08-15 00:32:38 Quote

  • To me, I will say it's the job seeker.. A wise man once said you can never be rich as an employee. If you can't find a job, why don't you create one. it's simple.

    - Kenechi Victor - 2019-08-15 00:36:28 Quote

  • The job seeker should be able to set his piority, he or she should be able to know if the job is very important to him /her or not in this case the employment oppurtunity has already been created its left for you seeking the job to grab it .

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-15 01:03:18 Quote

  • It's obvious that Both the employer and the job seeker have contributed to the level of unemployment in Nigeria. Employers should start creating employments and job seeker should ready to work

    - Adeniran Muiz - 2019-08-15 02:50:40 Quote

  • To be honest i blame the FG for the ravaging Unemployment calamity of the nation, because they fail to provide job opportunities  for the citizens. 

    - Ahmad Musa - 2019-08-15 06:44:08 Quote

  • The government and the youths are to be blamed all together. The government has failed to provide enabling environment while the youths have failed to be more creative. 

    - Ogechukwu Ekekwem - 2019-08-15 06:46:08 Quote

  • Employee should be blame for some basic reasons. There are many skills to aquire which will pay her S long as a she continues to do it, the individual is likely to loose his or her job if employed.

    - Okoye John - 2019-08-15 06:46:43 Quote

  • Government refusal to create job is the cause as private firms can not accommodate all seeking employment. Government should  create more job, and individual also should be involved in entrepreneurial skills.

    - Uwem Akpan - 2019-08-15 07:17:40 Quote

  • I believe we don't need to rely on government to provide employment for us, if government could provide is not everybody that will benefit from it.instesd of that we need to engage ourselves in entrepreneur.

    - Ogunsola Abiodun Timothy - 2019-08-15 07:23:01 Quote

  • Generally, the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria is caused by our selfish leaders who refused to create Job opportunity for the Masses, but for the issue above,it's caused by the Job seekers

    - Okoh Joshua - 2019-08-15 07:49:16 Quote

  • It's an intended mischeif to say "Job seekers" are the cause of unemployment issue in Nigeria. First of all where are the jobs? 

    The asertion made here can never be true. The Nigeria youth i know will not mis an interview or assessment session like that.

    - Iorpine Loya - 2019-08-15 08:26:03 Quote

  • it is not a must everybody should get a job from the government, business is there for everybody to venture in to. i don't blame the government, i blame the lazy job seekers

    - IBRAHIM HAFIZ - 2019-08-15 08:36:57 Quote

  • The government is the cause of the unemployment in nigeria, and the employee are also the problem because they dont find option B like NNU

    - Tajudeen Abdullahi - 2019-08-15 09:03:58 Quote

  • Everyone has it own cross to carry, because a lot of youth that have finished school for long are there looking for job, so government needs to create more job opportunities for those that are willing to work  to get a job.

    For the question no one should be blamed but the government who failed to provide ways of getting job

    - Nnamani Elias - 2019-08-15 09:18:03 Quote

  • Both because  most time the employer gives condition  that he knows it harmful to d employee  and I the other hand most time the seekers will also b at fault 

    - Chigozie Emmanuel - 2019-08-15 09:19:29 Quote

  • The job seekers. Because in our present day, youths are to be more creative than what we are witnessing, the more you spend time doing  that small thing you like doing that generate income for you the better for you, employers will always complain because there is no competition in finding job seekers.

    If youths engage in sole businesses, I believe the so called employers will rather beg the youths to work for them.

    - Lubem Terzungwe - 2019-08-15 10:07:24 Quote

  • It is no one's fault specifically. We just have to play our parts in ensuring the scourge doesn't continue. 


    It is job seeker's responsibility to ensure he/she is employable. It's not always about your degree or diploma, present skills that are worthwhile. Yes, you are a graduate, just like thousands out there — what makes you unique?  Why should I employ you?  What do you have to offer? As a youth, you need to develop yourself, don't just rely on your degree. 


    As a responsible government, job opportunities should be worked on to ensure the ratio of jobs to graduates is 1:2 at worst. Vocational skills and empowerment should be encouraged as not everyone is cut out for white-collar jobs.


    Most financial institutions do not grant loans to support small businesses and start-ups. A loan scheme should be created to support start-ups with plausible business plans in order to reduce the rate of unemployment.

    To curb unemployment,  these three must work hand-in-hand and play their parts. 

    - IFEDAYO AYODEJI - 2019-08-15 10:08:15 Quote

  • Sincerely our government is the cause of it may be the person has gone to so many places in search of work and nothing came out of it maybe the person has loss hope

    - Ozoemenam Chioma - 2019-08-15 10:33:30 Quote

  • Our leaders are the cause of unemployment in Nigeria because obviously they are not doing anything about it or taking actions to reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria

    - Ahmed Gbemisola - 2019-08-15 11:57:32 Quote

    • Unemployment is a big challenge in Nigeria,which serious attention is needed to deal with the effect. According to the contexts, employers are ready and willing to employ but the employees are not ready for the tasks. What was the essences of applying for a job when you are not ready to meet it demands.                                                                                         The problems with the youth is the want to do things at their convince. Forget that timing bring success.Another is lack of preparations.may be when the notice for the interview came, proper and efficient preparation was lacking.As such excuses is expected.                Infact, 70% blames goes to the employees, for failing to do what could trigger readiness and success.

    - Francisca Udoh - 2019-08-15 13:23:48 Quote

  • If the youths were given opportunity to work and make genuine money,they would even think of making easy money, but since the system has made it like this the better option is to be entrepreneurial.

    - Oluchi Raychelle - 2019-08-15 13:57:49 Quote

  • Both the employers and job seekers both are to be blame. The employers make money from job seekers  effort and pay them nothing , as such youths wait and keep on searching for a profitable job which is not there or forthcoming and they will become lazy and loose sight of their talent,  skills and future. As such both parties are to be blame. 

    - Chukwuemeka Ekelaka - 2019-08-15 14:03:22 Quote

  • Both the employers, job seekers and as well as our leaders are not sincere to each other. Nigerian Government has not live up to her expectation. "The youths are future of tomorrow" that is the usal adage but no sincere action towards actualizing the futures of the youth... 

    - IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-08-15 17:54:54 Quote

  • I think the individual is at fault cause we all want white collar jobs and don't want to be self employed. We can start agribusiness with loan from Banks or family

    - Arowolo Olasunkanmi - 2019-08-15 19:13:07 Quote

  • It's none of their cause. The education system in Nigeria should take the blame because youths are not being equipped with payable skills.

    - Marvelous Okwuonu - 2019-08-15 19:34:46 Quote

  • In my point of view, it's not the government nor the employers in the business. We the people or citizens are the main important cause of unemployment in terms of corruption and bribery. We all understand that not all people were educated. In a company, if a job seeker want to be interviewed in order to be employed. He or she may make a mistake of answering wrong question that's been asked by the employer. For example, an employer may ask "what is your discipline or what is your main reason of coming into our organisation".

    - Samuel Okeleye - 2019-08-15 20:14:51 Quote

  • Jobs are available and manpower is also available.  The issue of unemployment in Nigeria is not the fault of anyone rather it is the fault of everyone both the government other masses. 

    - peter chimezie - 2019-08-15 20:30:41 Quote

  • I blame our leaders who has not help in provision of Job opportunities in the country, atleast each state is supposed to have well built and developed industries to help youth keep themselves off theft and any illegal act...all youth are capable to work but no opportunities given

    - Henry Ogbu - 2019-08-15 21:21:15 Quote

  • For me I think is the job seeker 

    Most of the job seeker of nowadays are not serious and hardworking.

    And some of the job seeker won't get to the the company at the appointment time when the employer wants to interview them

    - Abdulrafiu Toheeb - 2019-08-15 21:25:01 Quote

  • To an extent its the job seekers! They remain unemployed because they always want to work fr someone! What if they start their own businesses themself and be an entrepreneur!! Don't wait for employment start up something for yourself!!! 

    Another problem is Nigeria, their education system someway discourages entrepreneurship cos most of the courses done in the uni are just more of theories and little or no practicals to assimilate what has been learnt!! So how can the students start up something that is related to their fields? When they didn't learn how to apply them in real life scenario?.

    - Emmanuel Onyekwere - 2019-08-16 07:55:18 Quote

  • Both employee and employers have there roles in this case study. In suitation were cretials for employment are not favorable to the new graduate in times of experience in the field for certain number of years which the employers need before the employment is giving while some employee have class of employment they want these contribute to the employment issue.

    - Abraham Garba - 2019-08-16 08:06:32 Quote

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