A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun OIbasanjo has said unemployment draws any Nation backwards, particularly what Nigeria is facing at the moment and if something is not done about it urgently, we will all be sitting on a keg of gun powder.
Obasanjo who was addressing graduates at the 16th and 17th convocation of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State said it is something that needs major attention of Federal, State, Local, family and individual levels.
He said; “If there is no job for the unemployed to feed themselves and also to contribute to the development of the country then, we will all be sitting on a keg of gun powder.
“We should be able to break the cycle of poverty, through job and wealth creations. We can achieve this at both the federal, state, local, family and individual levels.
“We must all see education as a tool for making positive contributions to our country. But, if after your education, there is no job, you must be able to think outside the box positively, that is one advantage education has provided for you and not making you a tool for evil machinations.”
Obasanjo was also conferred with the honorary doctorate degree in Political Science, alongside the late matriarch of Awolowo family dynasty, Mrs. Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo and Aliko Dangote.