It is no longer news that unemployment in Nigeria has grown to unprecedented heights in recent years. These are the categories of people who have been affected by the unemployment scourge.
Unemployment in Nigeria has always been a difficult task to conquer by both past and present governments even though employment programs are being doughed out by both federal and state governments to unemployed youths.
Now, without wasting time, I’ll enlighten us on the categories of unemployed youths or people in Nigeria.
1. Those who are afraid to work
Take it or leave it, there are people who are afraid to work. this doesn’t mean they are lazy but it all boils down to the fact that they are afraid even at the mention of interview because they might or might not be able to perform
the task or job being offered to them.
Those that falls into this categories are mostly women or the girls. Once they get married, they wave goodbye to work and rely wholly on their husbands irrespective of the course they studied in the university.
2. Those that are Lazy
some people are naturally lazy. yes, they are too lazy to work even when offered a job in the bank. my neighbour who studied Maths and Stats in Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) prefers to gossip with women and ride
commercial motocycle (Okada) than looking for a job in his field. meanwhile, his wife (a Nurse in a private hospital) is the bread winner of the family.
3. Those still depending on their parents
Most youths (graduates) who have well-to-do parents, don’t see any reason to make them work because all they ever needed is being provided for them. This category of people rely on their father’s or mother’s wealth
to succeed and they don’t want to know how the money is being made.
4. Those who are willing to work but have no work
thousands of able bodied and intelligent graduates who are ready to do anything roam the streets every week in search of the tiniest (if at all such word exist) jobs they can find just to make both ends meet. here, they are willing to do anything provided its legal. In this situation, so many factors may lead to this, factors like Evil forces or curses…lol
the popular saying
“man know man” or “he who his father works in heaven doesn’t go to hell” applies here. they may or may not be willing to work but it all boils down to “who do you know”. Nigerian Politicians or the creme de la creme of the society can attest to this.
6. Those that can defend their profession (course they studied)
Believe it or not, there are youths who cannot defend what they studied in the university either in an interview or in the job field. these set of people had the opportunity while school but spends their time in luxury and pleasure. Those that falls within this category losses their job as soon as they gets it to a more competent fellow
7. Those looking for Oil and Gas jobs
We all have our dream jobs, while some aspire to be great entrepreneurs, others aspire to make quick
money in the oil and gas sector. Such people shun other job opportunities while waiting for shell, Total, Agip, Chevron and host of other oil firms
to recruit them. i guess they are in for a long ride.