Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country, to focus on creating jobs for young people. According to Atiku, the most important thing Nigeria needs right now is to eradicate unemployment.
When a certain Ayejunikanwa Femi (@AyejunikanwaFe1) tweeted at him: “Unemployment has become a virus that spread at high speed and to control this we need to encourage more entrepreneurs”, the Turaki Adamawa replied “The main objective we should focus on as a country spelled out in one tweet. Thank you, Femi!” Atiku went on to add: “I‘ve always said the only relevant conversation a Nigerian leader should be having with young Nigerians is “how many jobs are we creating? “My first boss used to say “You don’t need to like this job, but as long as it pays enough to give you dignity, everything else is surplus. We don’t need to give free food or handouts to young Nigerians if they have jobs and can provide for themselves. #Education #Jobs. The words of my first boss were true. I wasn’t paid much, but when my mother was homeless, my savings bought her a mud house to live in. A man in Yola once told me “I don’t like you, but my son works in your factory, so I respect you. One of the best compliments I’ve received.”