The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it will declare a state of emergency against unemployment to reduce the poverty level in the country.
The PDP Jigawa State gubernatorial candidate Mustapha Sule Lamido stated this while addressing youth and women support groups in Dutse, the state capital.
He said this while reacting to the recent statistics released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics which placed Jigawa’s poverty level at over 84% making the state 4th poorest state in the country.
The gubernatorial candidate, however, promised to declare a state of emergency against unemployment in the state.
“We intend to provide skill-based education and develop the agricultural and ICT sectors to solve this problem. We will, Insha Allah, introduce the Graduates Internship Programme to give fresh graduates the necessary experience to compete in the labour market,” he said.
He assured of his readiness to tackle all the problems militating against youth and women development in the state.
“I, therefore, call on our youths and women who are the major victims of unemployment to give us the necessary support for us to succeed, “Lamido stated.