23 million Nigerians now jobless – NACCIMA

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The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) says high unemployment rate portends grave danger for the country.

National President of NACCIMA, Saratu Aliyu stated this Thursday at the graduation ceremony of 316 students of the Model Skills Training Centre in Abuja.

She expressed dismay that 23 million Nigerians were currently unemployed and the country suffering from “talent shortage”.

This is just as the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) data on unemployment of 2010-2019 showed that unemployed Nigerians in 2010 stood at 3.5 million but increased to 21 million in 2018 and 23million in 2019.

According to Aliyu, Nigeria currently suffers from “talent shortage”, which she said is evident in the growing demand for expatriates to sustain production across various sectors.

The NACCIMA president hailed the Model Skills Training Centre for aspiring to bridge the talent gap through entrepreneurial training.

She encouraged the graduates to put the skills they learnt from the training programme into practice.

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