Mr Ajuri Ngelale, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs, says the Federal Government is committed to addressing the issue of youth unemployment.
Ngelale said this while fielding questions from journalists at a programme organised by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association, tagged: “Future of Work”, held at the CBN Training Institute, Abuja.
The presidential aide noted that the boom in the demography of graduates coming out yearly from tertiary institutions is a major challenge to employment.
While commending the organisers of the programme, Ngelale said such efforts would help to tackle the issue of unemployment in the country.
He said Government is making efforts to address the unemployment problem, saying “Nobody in this administration wants to see the unemployment rate escalate in Nigeria.”
According to him, statistics show that more than a million Nigerians come out of secondary and tertiary institutions every year and don’t have access to jobs.