Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has charged stakeholders in Nigeria to break their silence and take proactive actions towards resolving the unemployment crisis rocking the country currently.
Atiku stated this in reaction to a publication by Bloomberg’s Business on Saturday, projecting Nigeria to be a nation with the highest unemployment rate in the world.
In a statement entitled ‘World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help This Government Help Nigeria’, the Wazirin Adamawa called on relevant stakeholders to help the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government not because of those in authority but to save the masses.
Atiku, who was the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s flagbearer in the 2019 presidential election, argued that unemployment and poverty are the root causes of the current insecurity ravaging the entire country.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle, Atiku wrote:
“I have never felt so bad at being proven right, as I am by the report from Bloomberg Business on Saturday, March 27, 2021 that Nigeria is to emerge as the nation with the highest unemployment rate on Earth, at just over 33%.
“We warned about this, but repeated warnings by myself and other patriots were scorned. And now this.
“We are at a precipice as a nation and the truth is that all stakeholders and elder statesmen have to speak up on time, while there is still a Nigeria to save. This government obviously lacks the capacity to address our current challenges, and we must help them, not because of the government, but because of our people.”