ILORIN – Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo-Aiyegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara, says unemployed Nigerians are not utilising the opportunities 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 Nigerians.
“ 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 not 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)