Nigeria is unarguably one of the richest black nations in the world and the most Populous in Africa.
Nigeria is said to be rich, but it is currently one of the poorest nations in the world.
The greater percentage of its citizens live in abject poverty.
There is a huge number of people without jobs including graduates especially after meeting the National Youth Service Corps requirement.
Lack of Job Opportunities Affects the Creativity of Nigerian Youths
Some Nigerians ventured into small businesses like hair dressing, tailoring, catering, trade, farming, entrepreneurship, but a larger larger of those without jobs always complain of a lack of start-up capital.
Some of these Start-ups and SMEs crumble while some are just there to put food on the table with a few doing very well, possibly because more money was pumped into the business or good marketing strategies employed.
Nigerians unlike a lot of the Western Countries Nationals and Residents do not enjoy freelancing/work from home jobs.
Even when you find a lot on the internet, Nigeria is not listed in about 97% of Freelancing Job Sites.
Another sad reality is for some that are skilled in ICT, Writing, Coding, Digital/Social Media Marketing and the likes but based in Nigeria, find it difficult to take freelanxinf jobs as paypal doesn’t allow payment through its platform to Nigerians from Overseas.
Most Nigerian Youths even with their skills and certificates find it difficult to get jobs.
Some Nigerian Youths eventually start roaming the streets or lazying about.
Social Vices are also another resort for some who feel they are tired of trying to get jobs and are frustrated from not getting any.
Armed robberies, kidnappings, cyber crimes, oil bunkering and so many other crimes they feel they can easily make money from.
Some venture into music and modelling but only a few succeed because these arts also require a lot of money for publicity, management, clothing, tours etcetera.
Corruption is another big problem where the ruling class continue to get rich and the poor gets poorer.
Where do we go from here ?
What can we do to save the Nigerian Youths from Poverty ?