Unemployment: Nigeria Needs Skillful Youths – Buhari

BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that Nigeria at this point requires the youths to be highly skillful in order to solve the problem of unemployment, security and youth restiveness.

According to a report by The Nation, the President, who was a Visitor at the 31st Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), stated that the era of handing certificates to graduates without self-sustaining skills is no longer sustainable.

Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Educationb (State), Prof. Anthony Anwuka, observed that the growth and establishment of new industries to absorb the graduates is rather too slow.

According to him, “there is a need to re-double efforts in turning out graduates with self-sustaining, globally competitive skills and talents for the realization of national goals of building a free, democratic, just and egalitarian society, a united, strong and self-reliant nation.”

He continued that, “our universities are also challenged to key into modern trends in Computing and Information Technology, Cyber security, artificial intelligence, solar and alternative energies and modern biomedical technology, which is where the future is headed.”

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