NBS Report Shows APC Government Lying About Employment, Job Creation, Says PDP

March 16, 2021

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the report by the National 
Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on escalated 33.3 percent unemployment rate 
in the country is a direct confirmation that the much-orchestrated 
claims of massive job creation by the Buhari Presidency and the All 
Progressives Congress (APC) are mere statistic hoax being used to 
deceive Nigerians.

The PDP says the report by the NBS that no fewer than 21.7 million able 
bodied Nigerians have lost their jobs and means of livelihood while many 
more have become underemployed under the APC misrule further shows the 
despairing and despondent situation that APC and its administration has 
brought our nation.

The rise in unemployment from the alarming 27.1 percent in Q2, 2020 to 
33.3 percent in Q4 2020, despite the bogus claims of the APC 
administration, confirms that indeed, there is no hope in sight under 
the Buhari Presidency and the APC.

It is clear that the direct cause of the escalating unemployment is the 
incompetence as well as the widespread corruption and treasury looting 
in the Buhari administration, where APC leaders are reported to have 
looted over N15 trillion, which should have been used to create wealth, 
develop our country and provide jobs for our citizens

It is rather distressing that, as shown in the NBS report, that 
unemployment rate among young and very enterprising Nigerians, within 
the age of 15 to 34 years, had risen to 42.5 percent; a revelation that 
put a lie to claims by the Buhari administration, of mass employment, 
job opportunities and economic empowerment of our youths.

It is now obvious that under President Buhari and the APC, the Federal 
Government created  jobs only in their fake statistics while in reality, 
they are taking no concrete steps to empower our hard working citizens.

More frustrating is that the APC and its administration have promoted a 
huge racket where Nigerians are deceived to pay for non-existent jobs in 
ministries, department and agencies at alarming costs, ranging between 
N2 million to 6 million, depending on the agency.

The APC administration, in its corruption, is allowing such evil 
enterprise, while millions of Nigerians are weeping on the streets after 
being defrauded of their hard-earned money, life saving and pensions of 
aged parents by job fraudsters in official circles.

The only achievement by the APC administration is the impoverishing of 
Nigerians and turning of our dear nation of hitherto very happy and 
prosperous people, into world’s poverty capital.

Our party charges President Muhammadu Buhari to accept his incompetence, 
take urgent steps to recover the over N15 trillion allegedly stolen by 
his party leaders and allow more competent hands to revamp our economy 
before it is too late.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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