A report by the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, NSRP, indicates that Nigeria should create 4.5 million jobs annually to tackle the high level of unemployment in the country. It added that concerted effort made towards attaining the target would create enduring benefits to Nigeria and the entire African continent.
The report, which was made public in Abuja, particularly showed that the country’s unemployment rate was the highest in Sub-Sahara Africa.
While the country’s economy is said to have grown at the rate of seven per cent during the last decade, the report revealed that unemployment doubled during the period with poverty rate standing at a staggering 54.4 percent.
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