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How To Cope With Unemployment in Nigeria

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How To Coping Unemployment in Nigeria

There Are Few Causes of Unemployment  in Nigeria and Some Necessary Solution.

Causes of Unemployment in Nigeria – Unemployment is a significant issue that Nigerians have looked for over 10 years now. Most youngsters have no employments including a graduate of tertiary establishments of learning.

The unemployment rate has likewise increased throughout the years to 18.80 percent in the last quarter of 2017, and it is required to have declined at this point in spite of the few guarantees by the present government to fight it.

Among the unemployed populace are individuals everything being equal, instructive capabilities, ethnic foundation and age particularly youngsters of normal 21 years of age. There are a few reasons why unemployment has endured in the nation and we will take a gander at them individually in this article.

How  To Coping Unemployment in Nigeria

1. Corruption

Some senior authorities possessing significant offices in Nigeria are corrupt. This is a general issue from the federal to the local government levels.

They steal assets implied for laborers under them including compensations and back payments that have been denied for a considerable length of time.

Some senior authorities possessing significant offices in Nigeria are corrupt. This is a general issue from the federal to the local government levels.

They steal assets implied for laborers under them including compensations and back payments that have been denied for a considerable length of time.

Sometimes new laborers are really employed yet another person takes their pay rates and the employed individual isn’t even mindful of his name being on the payroll.

2. Poor Educational Standard

How can we build a modern and wealthy country if we can’t give our youngsters qualitative education? This is one question that should be answered by the Nigerian government.

It is painful to admit that the better part of Nigerian graduates can’t be effective competition for their colleagues from other parts of the world.

Every single year our institutions produce non-prepared students who have to fight to achieve good jobs. Considering the tough situation in the Nigerian labor market, most of the graduates are giving up on this fight and remaining unemployed.

3. Absence of Valuable Skills

Working with the government most occasions may not require specific skills yet the government can just take such a large number of individuals while the private sector employs skills.

The average Nigerian graduate doesn’t have any skills that make him employable from graduation. This represents an incredible test in light of the fact that the private sector has a requirement for laborers yet our graduates simply don’t meet those prerequisites.

For example, an international Non-governmental association may have an employment opportunity searching for Water and Sanitation authorities in Nigeria but since no such preparing is given in Nigerian Universities, even graduates of water resources engineering may not meet the necessities for such positions.

It is costly to further prepare and obtain skills that make one employable and most can’t bear the cost of it.

Numerous disciplines exist in Nigeria yet they don’t enable graduates with skills to have genuine effects after school so everyone looks for employment for a similar general activity every other person is doing.

4. Religious/Ethnic Attitude

The major issue in Nigeria is the issue of religious and ethnic sentiments. As I said before occupations are difficult to find in Nigeria yet when government employment opportunities do appear, compelling government officials choose who ought to be utilized. once in a while wind up employing every one of the individuals in their towns or religious backgrounds before individuals with far and away superior capabilities are ever considered. No big surprise there is such a great amount of inadequacy in all administration workplaces in the nation.

The fundamental intrigue isn’t to extend employment opportunities to the individuals who will have any kind of effect however to families and companions of “enormous men” regardless of whether they have the stuff.


5. Absence of Government Established Expansion

Another significant reason for joblessness is the absence of an extension of government facilities. For example in the training sector, the number of universities has as of late been expanded by the then president of the government republic of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan.

In any case, the quantity of graduates leaving higher institutions is still a lot higher than the number the universities in the nation can take regardless of the way that the base necessity for work in such institutions is a masters degree with the exception of where a degree holder has a remarkable outcome.

A few Nigerian young people with the potential of educating in such higher institutions wind up making do with less in light of the fact that there is no space for them.

6. Unfavorable Environment For Entrepreneurship

I have come across quite a few young graduates with big dreams about businesses that are not even thinking about working for the government.

Nevertheless, their dreams and expectations are shattered by factors such as lack of electricity, absence of capital and so forth.

Ideas without capital can certainly not work and since there is no operational plan in place for the government to assist young people who are potential entrepreneurs, their desires finally die and the join the long queue of jobless youths waiting for their turn to be employed.

Foreign investors who may build businesses and create jobs for young people (though it is not the best option) cannot do so because of lack of constant power supply which is the number one condition for running any industry.

7. Population Explosion

Nigeria has the reputation of being the most populous nation in Africa and may soon be challenging the United States of America.

The USA is more populous but they have a higher standard of living because they have a system that provides for the population.

But In Nigeria, corruption has eaten deep into our government functions so there isn’t much left to cater to the growing population which is why unemployment is so widespread. The population rate in Nigeria must be managed if the problem of unemployment will be taken care of.

8. Undeveloped Government Sectors

There are numerous disciplines in Nigerian universities that produce graduates who are skillful however those graduates are not utilized in light of the fact that their specialization doesn’t coordinate any area in the nation.

For example, the natural sciences that Nigerians disdain are significant in sectors, for example, forensic science which is utilized to examine crime.

On the off chance that this part of the policy is useful the majority of the jobless science graduates today will be put to utilize promotion joblessness rate will decrease radically.

9. Ghost workers

There is the case of ghost workers in which individuals mostly children and relatives of civil servants are placed on government payrolls from childhood and the parents or relatives in the service keep taking the salaries.

So one civil servant can be receiving the salaries of five more people on the payroll who don’t serve the government because they are ghost workers.

Meanwhile, there are graduates out there hunting for jobs. It a thorough cleansing is not done to deal with those practicing this kind of evil acts, we cannot deal with unemployment in this country.

10. Retirement Policies

In the past university lecturers disturbed for an extension of their retirement age from 65 to 70 years when millions of graduates leave universities each year.

This kind of policy will keep the youths jobless since old workers who should retire and give room for employment stay another five years in the service. This is certainly a problem that have worsen the unemployment state in the country.

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Application Portal for N-Power Batch “A” & “B” Beneficiary Transition Database – Apply Now

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Application Portal for N-Power Batch “A” & “B” Beneficiary Transition Database - Apply Now

This is to inform the general public that Nasarawa State N-Power Implementing Office has made some important updates to the new Website specifically designed for the Exiting N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries in the state, in line with the latest Template received from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for the Transitioning opportunities into Government Entrepreneurship programmes being deliberated by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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  1. Consequently, it is expected that all Exiting Batch A and B in Nasarawa State who are interested in the Transitioning opportunities by the Federal Government of Nigeria to visit our Website with this link- https://nasarawastatesip.com/npower-beneficiary/ using their Smartphones/Computers or visit the nearest Cafe close to them to update their information which includes the following;
    i. N-Power ID ( ie the Unique Identification number found on your NPower Profile Page eg NPVN/NA/2016/XXX).
    ii. Are you currently Employed(YES/NO).
    iii. Do you want to participate in the Transition opportunities (YES/NO).
  2. This exercise has a limited time frame beginning from Friday 28th August 2020 to Saturday 29th August 2020, closing time 2:pm. All interested beneficiaries in Nasarawa State are encouraged to update their bio-data on our website https://nasarawastatesip.com/npower-beneficiary/ on or before the deadline to avoid being excluded from the Transition plans by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  3. On this note the general public is requested to give this Announcement the attention and seriousness it deserves, please.

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N-Power stipends: FG approves payment to exited beneficiaries

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Npower: We will Pay June Stipend and Pay July Next Week-Sadiya (Video)

THE Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has approved the payment of stipends to the exited N-Power beneficiaries.

A statement Thursday, by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, quoted her as saying the “approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.”

“The approval for payments for up to the month of June 2020 for the two (2) Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) for final checks and payments.

“The only outstanding approval waiting to be forwarded to Accountant-General’s Office is for the payment of July Stipends for batch B beneficiaries,” the statement said.

It read further: “The Ministry, however, noted that about 14,000 beneficiaries that were omitted by the AGF’s Office during the payment from March to June 2020 could be among those rejected by the GIPMIS payment platform due to discrepancies identified with their accounts as conveyed to the ministry by the AGF’s office.

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“According to the report from the AGF’s office, any beneficiary receiving payment from other government payment platforms will be rejected by the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIPMIS). Hence their payment will be withheld.

“The FMHADMSD has requested for details of those affected and the reasons for their rejection from AGF’s Office and has promised to communicate that to the affected beneficiaries. However, if the rejection was done in error, those affected should be rest assured that they will be paid all that is due to them as soon as the error is rectified by the AGF’s office.

“The Minister also explained that the Batches A & B N-Power beneficiaries knew from the beginning as they were informed that the programme is for 24 months. Furthermore, the non-dis-engagement of Batch A beneficiaries after 24 months was done out of exigencies of the time.


” Therefore, exiting Batches, A & B after 40 and 24 months respectively is in line with the conditions stipulated at the time of their enrolment. This is corroborated by the fact that when the N-Power programme was transferred to the ministry late last year, there was no plan for either automatic employment into public service or private sector or for transition to entrepreneurship put in place for them before the take over by the Ministry.

“Despite this, the exited beneficiaries are advised to exercise more patience and await the result of the efforts being made by the Honorable Minister who is currently engaging various MDAs including the CBN and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure that the eligible exited beneficiaries are transited to government progammes or even employment where available.

“In this regard, “we have directed Focal Persons of NSIPs in all the states to submit an updated list and details of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry” the Honourable Minister stated.

“While continuing, the Honourable Minister added that the incoming Batch C beneficiaries will clearly know the details of their terms of enrollment and exit at the time of entry into the programme to avoid what happened in the case of Batches A & B.

Furthermore, adequate plan will be made well ahead of their time of exiting the program to avoid what happened presently.

“The Honourable Minister concluded that the candidates seeking enrollment into batch C will be scrutinized and selected on merit.

“The ministry will follow a transparent process for selecting the qualified beneficiaries out of the 5,000,000 (five million) who applied”.

“The N-power programme is designed to assist young Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 to acquire and develop life-long skills for becoming change-makers in their communities and players in the domestic and global markets and given a stipend of N30,000 monthly.”

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Fact Check: N-Power released test timetable and screening details for its 2020 recruitment?

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Npower Batch C Recruitment 2020 (See how to Apply Online)

The posts also attach an image displaying the purported dates for the tests for each of the programmes under the N-Power programme will be conducted.

The Npower test website is https://npower.fmhds.gov.ng/test

According to N-Power, the image shared on social media “was the assessment schedule from 2017,” according to a statement posted by N-Power on Twitter.

In another brief statement posted by N-Power on Monday, July 6, on Twitter, the scheme’s management told applicants to consider any information “making the rounds about an assessment schedule” as fake news.

It also urged applicants to disregard any information that did not originate from its verified channels, that is, social media pages and website.

“Please disregard any information that did not originate from our verified channels.

“Any information making the rounds about an assessment schedule should be considered FAKE NEWS,” it posted.

Fact Check: Has N-Power released test timetable and screening details for its 2020 recruitment? 


Meanwhile, Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has revealed the number of applicants that have visited the N-Power online portal.

Sadiya disclosed on her Twitter page that just 16 days after opening the portal, not less than 4.48 million persons have indicated interest to be employees on the platform.

The minister added that only 400,000 applicants will be absorbed into the third batch of the National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP) at the end of the recruitment exercise.

On Sunday, July 12, the minister tweeted: “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng.

“It has been 16 days since the portal opened and we have received 4.48 million applications to date.

Also, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have disclosed the number and categories of jobs available to Batch C of the N-Power Programme.

According to a statement issued by the ministry on Friday, July 3, this phase of the scheme will focus on the following areas of human endeavours: N-Teach; N-Health; N-Agro as well as N-Build, N-Creative and N-Tech.

When the test portal finally opened we would update you here, for now, drop your email address to receive the past questions and revise at your own leisure time.

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