Chris Ngige, one time governor of Anambra state and the Minister of Labor and Employment, is of the opinion that said the high rate of unemployment is a danger for the country.
Ngige opines that if something drastic is not done to curtail the rising situation, Nigeria would get to a point where it would be overwhelmed by the unemployment numbers that would eventually lead to a wiping out of the country.
Ngige made this known in his address at the inaugural partnership economy summit organized by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Abuja.
Ngige said, “We are in trouble as a country. We are in trouble and anybody who tells you he doesn’t know we are in trouble is lying to himself and once you lie to yourself.
“We are facing a problem that is cyclic, one begat the other. It is left for you and me the elite to decide to save ourselves, save our children and save our country.
“If we keep on with these symptoms; buy ammunition, bomb these people, bomb kidnappers, bomb Boko Haram, you will be wasting resources.
“If you had prevented it, it would cost you less. We must give education to these people at the grassroots.
“Those who can’t get an education, we must provide them jobs so that they can fend for themselves. They can put a roof over their heads.”
“If you don’t kill ignorance, you are breeding people would be brainwashed to believe that with Biafra all their problems will go away; Oduduwa, all their problems will go, Boko Haram.
“If we don’t tackle them, we will continue like this until this country might be wiped out completely; we don’t pray for that. We must give education to the people at the grassroots.”