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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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