In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, August, 2020

Unbelievable! PhD And Masters Diploma Holders ‘Utilized’ For FG’s 20ok Per Month Job

Unbelievable! PhD And Masters Degree Holders 'Applied' For FG's 20k Per Month Job

Jobless Nigerians

It has been revealed that a minimum of 4 PhD holders in Ogun state utilized for jobs below the newly launched public works programme meant for the recruitment of 774, 000 Nigerians.

The federal authorities had in July kicked off the particular public works programme which is coordinated by the ministry of labour and employment.

The scheme was a part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A complete of 1,000 Nigerians from every of the 774 native authorities areas are to be engaged within the programme coordinated by constituted state committees.

The roles, below the programme, are for unskilled labour and profitable candidates are to earn N20, 000 month-to-month for 3 months.

In accordance with its Labour Pressure Statistics report launched on Monday, the variety of unemployed Nigerians went from 20.93 in 2018 to 21.76 million within the second quarter of 2020.

This implies greater than 17 million Nigerians have turn out to be unemployed since December 2014, whereas the whole working age inhabitants has grown by virtually the identical quantity in these six years.

In an interview with PUNCH, Gbenga Obadara, Ogun state chairman of particular public works, stated 4 PhD and 200 grasp’s diploma holders are amongst candidates within the state.


“4 PhD and grasp’s diploma holders have utilized. Poverty is ravaging. Unemployment is extraordinarily on the excessive rise. Individuals with grasp’s levels and even PhD levels are  making use of for 20,000 jobs. That’s the drawback. It can not cowl all people. We can not blame the federal authorities,”
he was quoted to have stated.

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In accordance with him, the committee began distribution of kinds 4 weeks in the past and that nearly  20,000 individuals from 20 native authorities areas within the state had obtained the kinds.

He additionally described the 20,000 slots allotted to the state as “a drop off within the ocean.”

Unemployment is likely one of the main points below this authorities. In its labour power statistics launched earlier within the month, the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated 21.76 million Nigerians are unemployed.

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