Rep seeks dialogue on job creation
The lawmaker representing the Ede North/ede South/egbedore/ Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State in the House of Representatives, Mr Bamidele Salam, has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment in Nigeria.
Salam also called on the government to convene a national dialogue to design a 10-year policy plan for job creation.
The lawmaker made the call in the second series of his ‘New Year Reflections’ posted on his Facebook page on Thursday.
The post read, “When a political leader wakes up in the morning and sees people queue up in his house to ask for help on food, medical and school fees, he should know that the system upon which he presides (over) has failed. It is not a blessing but a curse to have so many able-bodied young men out of job and having to depend on freebies to survive.
“As we begin a new decade and in the very likely event of global economic slowdown, it is very important that the Federal Government declares a state of emergency on unemployment and convene an all-inclusive forum where a 10-year sustainable action plan will be adopted to create a minimum of 5 million jobs every year.”
Salam had on his Facebook page on Sunday argued that the N37bn proposed for the renovation of the National Assembly Complex Abuja could have spent on health, education and infrastructure.