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Nigerian employment scheme criticised

Government business competition aimed at youth as quarter of population is out of work, half of them under age of 24.

Last Modified: 22 Jun 2013 13:09
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Many Nigerians continue to struggle with unemployment despite government programmes to tackle the problem.

A quarter of Nigeria's population is out of work and half of them are under the age of 24.

The government's latest employment scheme is called YouWin, a business competition aimed at young entrepreneurs.

In the second part of Al Jazeera's series on unemployment in Africa, Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja.

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