Unemployment: Nigeria Needs Graduates With Technical Skills: Ministerial Candidate

A ministerial candidate, Henry Ikechukwu, from State of Abia he has proposed that all Nigerians should have a technical skill as a way to address the problem of unemployment in the country. Appearing before the Senate on Wednesday for selection, Ikechukwu said Nigeria has many graduates, but only those with technical skills are required. “We have a lot of graduates, but we need more technical graduates to do the work we need,” he said. He added that the federal government does not have businesses to establish industries, but rather the government must create synergy with the private sector. Mr. Ikechukwu also offered solutions to the continuing energy crisis. He proposed that modular refineries be established in all oil-producing communities. He stated that this will address “the issue of employment and the importation of fuel and gas.” There was also controversy over his membership in the ruling party. Yusuf Yusuf (APC, Sokoto) asked him about his APC membership. ALSO READ: LIVE UPDATES: Senate assesses newly appointed ministers However, Senate President Ahmad Lawan responded that the president can nominate anyone regardless of political affiliation. Ikechukwu won bipartisan support from all three Abia state senators. Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu, Theodore Orji and Enyinnaya Abaribe urged their colleagues to support him. President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Mr. Ikechukwu and six others to replace the ministers who resigned to participate in the primary elections. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Unemployment: Nigeria Needs Graduates With Technical Skills: Ministerial Candidate