National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps in promoting job creation.
Tha association also urged the President to address the challenges of youth unemployment in the country.
According to NANS, the rising unemployment in Nigeria was responsible for the security challenges being experienced in some zones and states of the federation.
Adeyemi Azeez, NANS Public Relations Officer, in a release in Abuja asked the Federal Government to be more proactive in its employment generation efforts.
“The government at all levels is called upon to solve yje country’s popular problem of unemployment. Solving the problem of unemployment is directly solving the problems of social vices.
“We urge the President to take decisive steps in addressing the challenge of graduate unemployment. The increasing security challenges in our country can be attributed to the large population of youths who are not doing anything tangible,” the PRO stated.
NANS also commended Mr. Kingsley Ehikioya, a philanthropist, for making efforts at creating jobs for Nigerian graduates.
The association noted that over fifty graduate students nationwide had benefitted from scholarships sponsored by Ehikioya.