Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, has advised Nigerian youths to engage in productive activities that can make them self-sufficient and gainfully employed.
He cautioned that being over-dependent on public and private institutions for jobs would not address unemployment in the country.
A statement by the ministry’s Director of Press, Mohammed Manga, quoted Aregbesola as saying that the limited number of white collar jobs, especially in the public sector, was inadequate to cater for the teeming youths that are being churned out into the labour market on yearly basis.
This, he noted, had become imperative for them to look for other alternatives to become economically empowered.
The minister advised the youth to think creatively rather than wait endlessly for the government and private organisations to give with jobs.