UNEMPLOYED NIGERIANS NOT UTILISING OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY NDE—MONARCH




ILORIN – Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of  Obbo-Aiyegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of  Kwara, says  unemployed are utilising  the offered by  the National Directorate of  Employment (NDE).

Adelodun, a former Director-General of the NDE, said in Obbo-Aiyegunle that the agency had been  delivering on its mandate of  providing jobs for .

He said: “ Unemployment remains a big problem in Nigeria, but unfortunately, unemployed are interested in working. They don’t want to work.

“ The NDE is doing its normal job the way it should be done subject to the limitation of resources it  can lay hands on.

“ It  puts in  a lot of efforts into persuading unemployed youths to come and  enjoy  the services of  NDE.

“ And if they come, how many of them will want to stay and take advantage of what NDE will do?’’ [eap_ad_1] He said Nigerians were becoming too materialistic, adding that the craze for immediate cash reward was impeding development.

“ Everybody in Nigeria is looking for money. Any programme you introduce in Nigeria that cannot guarantee quick money, Nigerians will participate.

“ Nigerians don’t want to go through the normal processes.

“ You need to sit down before you stand, you need to stand up before you take a step, you need to take a step before you walk, and you need to walk before you run.

“ But Nigerians want to be born today and start running. It’s not possible,” he added. (NAN)

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