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TACKLING YOUTHUNEMPLOYMENT  IN NIGERIA         BY   SOTONYE ANGA   COORDINATOR,AGRIBUSINESS & YOUTH   EMPOWERMENT
POPULATION           Nigeria has a            population of            One Hundred            and Sixty Million           ...
SIZE OF YOUTH•Over 80 Million youths make up our population28/02/13      Prepared by sotonye anga   3
BREAKDOWN OF YEARS SPENT BY     OUR YOUTHS IN SCHOOL• 2 years in Nursery• 6 years in Primary• 6 years in Secondary• 4 year...
18 YEARS IN SCHOOL• What is the value of this  education?• Are the skills acquired  during this 18 years  employable?28/02...
YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT• More than 70% of our  youth population is  either unemployed or  underemployed.28/02/13         Prepar...
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS BEFORE?• I spent 22 years of my youthful  life in school, graduated with a  degree in History from the...
WHAT DOES THIS PORTEND?• Danger!!• Insecurity• Threat to National economic  growth• Poverty• Food crisis28/02/13          ...
THE BIG QUESTION?•Is our population a blessing or a curse?28/02/13        Prepared by sotonye anga   9
WHAT DOES THIS POPULATION               MEAN?• Large consumer market• Human resource• A tool for economic  development28/0...
LET’S SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY• 80 Million youths means a great  and powerful pool of human  resource that must be harnessed...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?1) We need to make Agribusiness  exciting, creative and innovative ...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?2) Raise a new breed of Agripreneurs28/02/13   Prepared by sotonye ...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?3) Create multi Agribusiness skills acquisition centres across the ...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?4) Establish farm settlements and fill them up with youths that wil...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?5) Encourage youth    involvement in    value addition to    our ra...
HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?6) Deliberately create a finance window to fund youths in Agribusin...
www.casonagric.com28/02/13        Prepared by sotonye anga   18
THERE IS HOPE FOR NIGERIATHANKYOU!!28/02/13            Prepared by sotonye anga   19
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Tackling youth unemployment in nigeria

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Youths in Nigeria constitute more than 50% of the nation's population and 0ver 70% of youth population are unemployed. How do we create jobs for them? this is what this presentation attempts to address.

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Tackling youth unemployment in nigeria

  1. 1. TACKLING YOUTHUNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA BY SOTONYE ANGA COORDINATOR,AGRIBUSINESS & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
  2. 2. POPULATION Nigeria has a population of One Hundred and Sixty Million (160,000,000) Million people28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 2
  3. 3. SIZE OF YOUTH•Over 80 Million youths make up our population28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 3
  4. 4. BREAKDOWN OF YEARS SPENT BY OUR YOUTHS IN SCHOOL• 2 years in Nursery• 6 years in Primary• 6 years in Secondary• 4 years in University28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 4
  5. 5. 18 YEARS IN SCHOOL• What is the value of this education?• Are the skills acquired during this 18 years employable?28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 5
  6. 6. YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT• More than 70% of our youth population is either unemployed or underemployed.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 6
  7. 7. HAVE YOU HEARD THIS BEFORE?• I spent 22 years of my youthful life in school, graduated with a degree in History from the University of Lagos, I am 26 years old and i do not have a job!28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 7
  8. 8. WHAT DOES THIS PORTEND?• Danger!!• Insecurity• Threat to National economic growth• Poverty• Food crisis28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 8
  9. 9. THE BIG QUESTION?•Is our population a blessing or a curse?28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 9
  10. 10. WHAT DOES THIS POPULATION MEAN?• Large consumer market• Human resource• A tool for economic development28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 10
  11. 11. LET’S SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY• 80 Million youths means a great and powerful pool of human resource that must be harnessed and put into productive use in order to boost economic growth and development for Nigeria.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 11
  12. 12. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?1) We need to make Agribusiness exciting, creative and innovative enough to stir and spur youth interest. Many thanks to the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina CON for what he is already doing in this regard.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 12
  13. 13. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?2) Raise a new breed of Agripreneurs28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 13
  14. 14. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?3) Create multi Agribusiness skills acquisition centres across the county.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 14
  15. 15. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?4) Establish farm settlements and fill them up with youths that will produce different commodities for use as raw materials for our industries and food for our people and exports.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 15
  16. 16. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?5) Encourage youth involvement in value addition to our raw crops28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 16
  17. 17. HOW CAN WE HARNESS THIS POOL OF VIBRANT HUMAN RESOURCE?6) Deliberately create a finance window to fund youths in Agribusiness and make access to funding easy.28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 17
  18. 18. www.casonagric.com28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 18
  19. 19. THERE IS HOPE FOR NIGERIATHANKYOU!!28/02/13 Prepared by sotonye anga 19

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