15 September 2011
Nigerian youths, especially the unemployed ones, have lost confidence in government, Minister of Youth Development Bolaji Abdullahi has said.
Speaking Tuesday in
at a media briefing on President Goodluck Jonathan Abuja 's 100 days in office, the minister said, "the youth are angry with the government and may explode any moment from now because 41.6 per cent of them are jobless".
"Most Nigerian youths do not want to identify themselves with the country because they don
't have any hope of surviving in it", he added.
The minister, who described youth unemployment in
Nigeria as a ticking time bomb that could explode any time soon, maintained that the condition that made youth in the and some Arab countries revolt was not as bad as what Nigerian youth are going through now. United Kingdom
Abdullah urged government at all levels to create jobs to restore the lost confidence in the youth.