The House of Representatives in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government to declare an emergency in the labour sector specifically on employment generation and convoke a national summit on employment.

At Wednesday’s plenary, a member of the House, Honourable Kingsley Chinda, raised a motion on the rising rate of unemployment which he warned was likely to reach 70% over the next six months.

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Honourable Chinda warned that increase in unemployment would lead to increase in crime, unrest and breakdown of the social and economic order.

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After deliberations on the issue, the House agreed that its Committee on Labour and Productivity, once constituted, would review the Federal Government’s blueprint on generation of three million jobs annually, analyse it and report back to the House in one month.

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