We have never had unemployment as huge as this in our history – Rauf Aregbesola

ogbeniGovernor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has urged the Federal Government to declare a national emergency in unemployment in the country.

Governor Aregbesola made this call while declaring open a retreat organised for the 26-member Osun State House Assembly in Ada, on Monday. The theme of the retreat was ‘Developing corporate skills’ and in attendance were the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, and his deputy, Mr. Adegboye Akintunde, among others. Aregbesola said it was strange that the unemployment level in the country had failed to elicit the desired reaction from governments.

According to him, “Unemployment resonates everywhere. We have never had unemployment as huge as this in our history. Urgent steps must be taken to check the trend.” The governor, whose administration said it had employed 40, 000 youths in empowerment programme tagged O-Yes, said efforts must be coordinated to create jobs for the country’s unemployed youths.

Aregbesola, who was welcomed to the workshop amid commendations and eulogies by some of the lawmakers, said it was wrong to unnecessarily adulate leaders. According to him, improper and unnecessary adulation of leaders can turn leaders into demons, who would unleash terror on the society: “It is wrong to give undue, unnecessary and improper adulation to leaders because it might lead to the breeding of monster-leaders, who would be deluded into having a false sense of their worth and capabilities.”


  1. I wonder while mr Osun just be open his mouth and said sumtin on creatin job 4 d unemployment in d state after he had never been succeded in creating job 4 d citensery of d state he has claimed that he came 4rm. After he has been diverting d state of Osun’s money 2 build an altral mordern best university in Nigeria to Kogi state where he came from. Osun people open ur Eyes very well @ dis time. Tankz

  2. Well, either problem meet or not, what I want from all the leaders in Nigeria to do is to do their best. I know that they know when they do their best. In the aspect of job creation, the leaders should kno that if things is not better than when they are the they are failure. So they should just make things better. Another thing is the aspect of association in our country. You can not just start any business some group of ppl will just come to disturb you and this is affecting negatively. Government should pls see to this

  3. “Do ur part” i believe in this statement. If i do my part and u do ur part, my beloved country NIGERIA, will be more united than unity, stronger than the strongest, and more fruithful and produce positive minded people. May God bless Nigeria and Nigerian.