An Investigation to the Persistence Rate of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

Wayas, Galadima Gladstone and Selvadurai, Sivapalan and Awang, Abd Hair (2020) An Investigation to the Persistence Rate of Youth Unemployment in Nigeria. In: Emerging Trends in Engineering Research and Technology Vol. 6. B P International, pp. 85-97. ISBN 978-93-90149-34-6

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The rising youth unemployment in Nigeria is indeed disturbing as engagements of unemployed youths
in armed robbery, kidnapping, Boko Haram, prostitution and other related social ills in Nigerian society
are attributed to high rate of unemployment. The stated involvement in crimes by the unemployed
youths does not only constitute social problems to the entire society but obstructs the development of
the country. The main objective of this paper is to examine causes of youth unemployment in Nigeria
as it relates mostly to moral bankruptcy in public leadership. Secondary sources were being used as
the data for this study and it sets its analysis in the context of the neoliberal theory. The results of this
study revealed that youth unemployment is caused mainly by corruption among the public office
holders that has led to the degrading nature of infrastructures, insecurity, and neglect of agriculture.
This study therefore recommends among other things that Nigerian government ought to make its
educational system self-reliance for the youths through the introduction of vocational and technical
courses. Above all, Nigerian government should insist that its society has the enabling environment
for business activities to thrive and that may as well accommodate investors and other businesses

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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 04:36
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