- NBS has listed three major problem facing Nigerians
- According to the bureau, Unemployment, high cost of living, and corruption are the three major problems
- It said that most Nigerians believe that if the government can tackle the high rate of joblessness, the other problems will be greatly reduced
The major problems in the country currently are unemployment and the high cost of living, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
According to the bureau, most Nigerians believe that if the government can tackle the high rate of joblessness across the country, the other problems will be significantly reduced, The Punch reports.
Presenting key findings from the National Corruption Survey, entitled: ‘Corruption in Nigeria’, which was conducted by the bureau in conjunction with other agencies of government, at a corruption summit organised by Youth Alive Foundation in Abuja on Wednesday, July 25, the director of real sector and household statistics, NBS, Isiaka Olanrewaju, stated that surprisingly, corruption did not emerge as the country’s major problem.
He said after the bureau conducted a survey on the percentage of Nigeria’s population who considered selected issues that were the most important problems affecting the country, it was discovered that unemployment was number one.
Olanrewaju noted: “Apart from talking about the issue of bribery and corruption, we also had peoples’ opinion on what they think is the major problem in Nigeria. And when we arranged them in order of mention, unemployment emerged as number one.
“This is followed by the high cost of living, and corruption came third.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the minister of state for budget and national planning, Zaynab Ahmed, said Federal Executive Council added 9,400 beneficiaries to the N-power scheme under the Social Investment Programme (SIP).
Ahmed who made this known on Wednesday, June 6, said the SIP had up to 9.76 million beneficiaries at the moment.
The minister added the N-power scheme had 200,000 beneficiaries already deployed as teachers, agriculture extension workers and health extension workers.
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