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Nigeria Will Experience More Youth Unrest – Israeli Institute

The President of Galilee Institute, Israel, Dr. Joseph Shevel, on Friday said Nigeria would experience more youth unrest if radical measures were not taken to address unemployment in the country.

He described the pro-Biafran protests and Boko Haram insurgence as unfortunate.

Shevel said, “The crisis in Nigeria is an opportunity to get back to the basics. What is happening in Nigeria today is an unfortunate situation.

“Nigeria has the potentials to be great if the right things are done. Nigeria’s politicians don’t like to invest in education because they don’t have the endurance to see the future; they see the next election.”

The Israeli researcher spoke at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka , Anambra State, during the third international conference of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the university. He said four million young Nigerians struggle for jobs in the labour market yearly. Shevel noted that poverty level in the country had tripled in the last 15 years, adding that the population of the country would hit 400 million by the year 2050. The Galilee Institute President noted that the astronomical rise in the country’s population was a danger signal.

“This shows that most people are just busy making babies, while most developing countries are busy researching on how to improve on their economy,” he said.

Source: Punch


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