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General News of Monday, 3 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Katsina state has 438,808 unemployed people - CNG

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has disclosed that the Katsina state has about 438,808 unemployed people with a poverty rate of 80 per cent.

CNG made this known on Sunday, January 3, 2022, in an interview with journalists.

The coalition quoted statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in the last quarter of 2020, to back their claim, adding that the unemployment rate in the state is a sign of danger resulting from the failure of effective leadership.

The North-west Coordinator of the Coalition, Jamilu Aliyu Charanchi, stated that it was frivolous for Governor Aminu Bello Masari to ask hungry and angry people of the state to defend themselves.

Jamilu added that Katsina is the second poorest state in Nigeria, and it would be very difficult for the governor to achieve his self-defence call.

He said: “Statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics for the last quarter of 2020 showed that Katsina has a 25.5 per cent unemployment rate with about 438,808 people unemployed.

“The statistics on the poverty rate in the state is a sign of danger resulting from the failure of effective leadership.

“It is ridiculous to think of arming hungry and angry people of a state like Katsina with a poverty rate of close to 80 per cent, making it the second poorest state in Nigeria and expect to achieve positive results.

“Your Excellency sir, you should perish your thought of self-defence and admit to the great people of Katsina that you are no longer in control and cannot foster solutions to their societal problems, then seek for genuine help or kindly resign.”

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