The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the speed of unemployment within the nation, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) has overstretched the bounds of Nigerians.
It additionally accused the ruling get together of trivialising and politicising the horrifying stage below it and warned the APC to get able to face the implications.
The foremost opposition get together made the claims in an announcement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
“The PDP holds that for attempting to distort and muffle facts on unemployment, which are already in the public domain, the APC has confirmed that it remains an automated lying machine, which has never been interested in the welfare of Nigerians,” the PDP alleged within the assertion.
It added, “It is imperative to also state that with its latest deportment, the APC has completed the trappings of a dying party and leaves no one in doubt that it has always been a power-grabbing special purpose vehicle, which has now come to the end of its journey.”
The opposition get together quoted the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, as saying in a publication that unemployment charge was at a daunting 23.1 per cent whereas elevating alarm that the speed would doubtless hit 33.5 per cent within the new yr.
It insisted that the variety of unemployed individuals and job losses throughout the formal and casual sectors had surge below the current administration.
The PDP added that Ngige, whereas declaring open a two-day workshop on unemployment, reportedly described the state of affairs as scary.
“The APC also chose not to remember that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in an earlier report, stated that 16 million Nigerians (which has now risen to 18 million) were unemployed, 18 million more were underemployed while another 27.44 million, reportedly refused to work in 2016 for various reasons not unrelated to frustration in the polity under the APC administration.
“It is completely unpardonable that rather than accepting the truth and seeking for a solution to the looming unemployment Armageddon, the APC seeks to trivialise and politicise a serious national problem,” the PDP claimed.
It additionally accused the ruling get together of justifying its wrongdoings and fascinating in “under-the-table system of selective employment of a few”.
Among different allegations, the PDP requested the APC to “take responsibility for the mortgaging of our nation with the $83 billion debt accumulated by its administration”.