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Posted by odia cyril at 04:30
Friday, 11 January 2013
The number of unemployed Nigerian Youth is estimated to be as high as 50 million, with variances in different states. The situation is particularly high in some northern states with as high as 30% and lower in some southern states like the largely populated Lagos (about 8%).
This is an urgent area for professional intervention in the future of Nigeria. The Salesians of Don Bosco in Nigeria has role to play in this crisis especially as it concerns the youth.
below is report from the National bureau of statistics :
"Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 23.90 percent in 2011 from 21.10 percent in 2010. Unemployment Rate in Nigeria is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics. Historically, from 2006 until 2011, Nigeria Unemployment Rate averaged 14.6 Percent reaching an all time high of 23.9 Percent in December of 2011 and a record low of 5.3 Percent in December of 2006. In Nigeria, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page includes a chart with historical data for Nigeria Unemployment Rate.
from 2006 to 2012." (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/nigeria/unemployment-rate) It would be most wonderful to see how to turn this problem into an opportunity.
Posted by odia cyril at 18:04
With the growth rate of 7.5 per cent per annum and all other things being equal, Nigeria's economy may overtake those of United Kingdom and France on or before 2050, a UK-based Nigerian lecturer, Dr. Gbenga Oduntan has said.
Dr. Oduntan, who lectures at Kent University, UK, spoke yesterday in Abuja at a special lecture commemorating this year's World Space Week put together in Nigeria by the National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA).
He said with the speed with which the Nigerian economy is cruising, it is a matter of time before it overtakes UK which is going at a snail speed of 0.3 per annum, adding that the statistics from UK and other European
scholars (economists) also suggested that Nigeria is progressing economically faster than most Western economies.
(The Lagos state project on video click here: http://www.ekoatlantic.com/videogallery/index.htm
"Those that continually say most Nigerians live below $1 per day may not be right because majority of (poor) Nigerians still recharge their phones with at least N100 airtime almost on a daily basis or at least once in a week," the don said.
"I don't think someone who lives below $1 per day would be able to eat and still recharge his phone. That statistic is implausible," he said.
According to him, Nigeria's market is huge for almost everything and that make its economic growth unstoppable.
"The country also has a very large young population more than the UK and France and that make its prospect for growth even brighter," said Dr Oduntan.
The don, who is an expert in space technology, development and law, also said if the country's policy makers could use the 'Leapfrog Theory' by investing heavily on outer space activities, ICT and science, the country would be at par with the Asian Tigers in just few years time. He said the $20 million Nigeria spends on space technology might be too small because some countries invest about $200 billion on it.
Posted by odia cyril at 17:03
Friday, 4 January 2013
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan Annual youth congress 4th Edition. 2012
Posted by odia cyril at 12:47