IYC laments youths’ migration to Europe
THE Ijaw Youth Council has described the rate at which Nigerian youths leave the country for Europe and other parts of the world in search of jobs as worrisome.
The IYC President, Eric Omare, said on Sunday, in a telephone chat with our correspondent that the lack of economic opportunities in Nigeria was behind the mass movement.
He said, “The exodus of Nigerian youths to other parts of the world is worrisome and it is simply because of the lack of economic opportunities in Nigeria. I am a practical witness to the huge number of Nigerians in Europe.
“The solution is for government to concentrate on creating jobs. Nigeria should look at the areas it has advantage and go into production in those areas. That is the most viable means to create employment for the people.
“If there are job opportunities, the high rate of movement of Nigerians to other countries will be reduced. It is important to mention that in the course of leaving the shores of this country to earn a living abroad, a lot of them have died.”
Omare observed that though government had the intention to create jobs for youths, the lack of right policies had been a challenge.
“For now, the right policies are not there to create job opportunities for the Nigerian youths. Government has the intention to create jobs, but they don’t have the right policies to achieve that. Simply put, the problem is the implementation of their intention.”