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.