This edition of Youth Mata bordered on the solution to the high unemployment rate in Akwa Ibom, following the NBS report for 2017.
The guest Mmanti Umoh stated that the unemployment problem escalated because we are not looking at the abilities of the people of Akwa Ibom to lay a foundation for productivity an employment; rather we resort quick fixes like tummy infrastructures.
She added that the education systems don’t equip youths for the needs of the society. The government however is trying its bit but there is need to move towards strategies that will absorb more people into the job opportunities provided and extend its production and employment chain.
Mmanti further named AKYDF as a plan that will provide strategic access to needed learning for skills development and entrepreneurship. She also amplified voices for a call for public hearing indicating that the bill is long overdue for public hearing.
Listen to the full episode of the show below.