A Niger Delta human and environmental rights activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has appealed to the federal, state and local governments to create an enabling environment for unemployed Nigerians to be gainfully employed.
Speaking with news men in Abuja on Sunday, the human rights activist noted that Nigeria’s unemployment status poses a threat to development, security and peaceful co-existence in the country.
He explained that the rapid increase in the growth of labor force along with inadequate supply of jobs and rapid population growth has contributed to increased level of joblessness.
Comrade Mulade, who is the current Chairman of Applicant Association of Nigeria (AAN), while hosting the 2019 applicant week in Abuja appealed to federal and state governments to reduce high level of unemployment in the country.
He urged the government at all levels to provide the necessary infrastructure and industrial friendly environment by ensuring that there is Improvement in the area of energy supply and transport system to cut high cost of productions for investors to find the country attractive for investment.
He sympathised with applicants who cannot boast of gainful employment in their own country, calling on government to adopt proactive steps with action plans that will help to create enabling environment for investors and establish industries that will curb unemployment and insecurity.
Comrade Mulade expressed readiness to support government at all levels to provide enabling environment and create jobs for the sea of job seekers, adding that applicant association of Nigeria will help job seekers access available jobs opportunities.