ASUU worried because 16 million graduates are jobless

unemployed graduates
Following the statement attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are lazy, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU said the union is worried because 16 million graduates are jobless.

The union also said 12 million children out of school.
The ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole, who stated this on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Ibadan said it has become imperative for the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to be reminded that the future of the children of the masses must not be used to play politics.
The union Chairman also called on called on President Muhammadu Buhari to safeguard future of concerned Nigerians, and protect them from being tagged "youth sitting down and waiting for freebies"
Omole queried the government on its plan for the 16 million unemployed graduates.
"What has the government done to salvage the condition 12 million out of school children in Nigeria? What has the government done to ensure employment for over 16 million unemployed Nigerians?
What plan does the government have for graduates who go through the mandatory National Youth Service Corp every year but frustrated by lack of job and hostile environment to even start a small and medium scale business? If the government fails to attend to the needs of the Youth today, they will become nightmares for Nigeria in the future'', he concluded.
However, The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has responded to President Muhammadu Buhari's alleged remark that Nigerian youths are lazy and want everything free.
The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Aruna Kadiri, said that the youth are not lazy, but failed by their leaders.