Dogara blasts public sector for youths disempowerment and unemployment
Speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, Former speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday cried out about the inequality and unfairness in appointment and distribution of public utilities which he claimed creates perception of marginalization, especially among youths.
He further stated that the inability of those in public service to put youths on career paths has turned them from dutiful labourers to disaffected rebels.
He said in his speech:
“Inequality and unfairness in appointment and distribution of public utilities create a perception of marginalisation by a section of the people, especially the youths, who have a sense of disaffection and/or resentment.
“Our inability to place the youths on sustainable career paths has turned this useful demography from dutiful labourers to disaffected rebels.
“Our most immediate challenge now is to bring our disparate peoples together and pull down our barriers, otherwise we cannot build.
“Issues of development, although absolutely important, are not the most immediate.
“Make no mistake, if we dare get it all wrong in 2023, we would have succeeded in hastening the days of the first four – the famous horsemen of the apocalypse on ourselves – days that will be marked by conquest, war, famine and death. May God forbid.”
This is particularly buttressed by the recent unemployment rate released by the worlf bank with Nigeria reaching a new high of about 32% and is predicted to go even higher in the coming year 2022.
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