Nigeria needs jobs to tackle unemployment

There are 16 million unemployed in Nigeria in 2017 third quarter —National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said. As per NBS more men worked full-time than women, while a higher percentage of female worked part-time between 20-39 hours and below 20 hours per week.


The absolute number of male full-time workers, 34.85 million, was more than twice the number of female full-time workers, 16.21 million, in the third quarter of 2017.


Nigeria needs more women in the workforce, better education and skills for its young. Colleges have to take the initiative; help candidates with career services, campus placements for jobs with companies.

Keywords: 16 million unemployed | 2017 third quarter | campus placements | absolute number | National Bureau