Former Federal Capital Territory minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on
Thursday bemoaned the spate of unemployment in the country, saying
despite his connections, he had yet to secure jobs for his two
daughters, who are both holders of Masters Degrees.
“Forty-two per cent of Nigerian youths are unemployed. I have two
daughters with Masters Degrees and they are unemployed. They have been
at home for more than a year and I cannot get a job for them.” he said.
Apparently, the speech did not go down well with some i
f not all Nigerians, yeah I read through all the hate comments on the major sites that published the post. Here are some of the reactions via comments on blogs/sites to the issue…let’s see if you agree with them…
Chuks Samuel: Your daughters should send their CV’s to Nigerian Airways,Ajaokuta steel
Co., Delta Steel, Aluminium Smelting Co. Ikot-Abasi, just to mention a
few of the numerous job opportunities your privatisation effort
created.Whither leadership, a la Nigerian style.
Anebira: Typical silver spoon daughters
who were obviously forced by their parents to go to school and get
degrees. Now they sit at home, are fed and sheltered in luxurious homes,
stay on Facebook 24/7, while their wealthy father looks for jobs for
them. Mallam El-Rufai, that you are looking for jobs for your daughters
just shows how elistist you are and how spoilt your daughters are. Most
average Nigerian youths look for jobs themselves, carry around their
CVs, or even try self-employment.
Linda Ikeji’s blog:
Okoye: This man always seek public attention,let him start an entrepreneurship
firm for them with his stolen wealth or are they seeking for a job that
will fit their father’s status?
Anonymouw: He can’t find jobs for his daughters or he can’t find jobs in the
“juicest” of offices for them as he is no longer in the corridors of
powers? Take a chill pill sir, twitter warrior!
Anony: shut up el rufai! Pathetic politicians wo wil criticise the presnt govt
at any given opportunity. If dia r no jobs for ur dotas notin stops dem
frm venturin into biz. The nigerian mentality is go to skul n get a job
wch is killin our youths. Its high tym we learnt hw to generate money
instead of waitin for the govt’s monthly chicken change called salary.
Linda ikeji is self employed n is a millionaire!!!
Hadiza: Mallam maybe instead of waiting for jobs, your two daughters should get
up and create jobs. With your connections, wealth and their level f
exposure they have no business waiting for employment, they should be
employers of labour!
Onyaye: You trained them wrongly what are they still doing in your house most
you be the one to get them job let them seach like every other nigeria
Ishaq: Who cares about what your daughters don’t have,you people killed
nigeria,you did nothing @ your time but join the “have my share of the
cake too” moreover your daughters I know want their own share of the
cake too,they can’t settle for a low income as any other starter would.
So all na #wash!