The Ogun State Chairman of Special Public Works Gbenga Obadara has revealed that 4 doctoral and 200 Master degree holders were among 20,000 applicants that applied for the Federal Government jobs.
In an interview, the chairman pointed out that poverty is raging and unemployment is on the high side.
“Poverty is ravaging. Unemployment is extremely on the high rise. People with master’s degrees and even PhD degrees are applying for 20,000 jobs. That is the problem. It cannot cover everybody. We cannot blame the Federal Government.”
We reported that these educated people, applied for the Federal Government’s unskilled job offer targeting 774,000 Nigerians under the Special Public Works program overseen by the Minister of State for Employment, Labour and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN).
Under this program, 774,000 Nigerians, 1,000 people from each of the 774 local government areas of the country, who are expected to be unskilled workers will earn N20,000 each on a monthly basis for three months.
Obadara said the committee started distribution of forms four weeks ago and that almost 20,000 persons from 20 local government areas had obtained the forms.