Comedian Ali Baba has, on his Instagram, shared a powerful post about unemployment in the country.
Commenting on a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s recent visit to Kano, where his motorcade is seen swarmed by a crowd, Ali Baba shared a caption decrying unemployment in the nation.
“If 80% of these people were gainfully employed they will not be on the road welcoming Buhari. And it’s not about PMB. Because these are backlogs of unemployed and unemployable citizens for over 20 years and counting. These are the types that will cast votes for you for an exchange of a 5kg bag of rice. Why? Because they are down to their last hope. I tell many people. A citizen who gets good primary education will be triggered to get secondary education. At worst they will do better at Vocational schools. But once there is no foundational education, as basic as A is for Apple and 1+1=2 and all elementary teachings, the brain is locked out of the growth process. Because that basic education is what all other things are built on. Look at the pictures, you see popularity… I see thousands who can be used by anyone who has plans that will not benefit this country. Let’s begin to educate the child. The educated child will understand policies. The educated child will become a good citizen. The educated child will grow up to contribute to Nigerian economy. What do I know Sef? Shebi I am just a comedian?”