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5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 12:54am On Jun 23, 2018
Unemployment is one of the major challenges in Nigeria. Graduate youths increase at Geometric progression annually while job opportunities increase at Arithmetic progression. Thus making the labor very competitive and challenging. However, this article attempt to present to our readers the 5 best cities to look for jobs in Nigeria.

Although unemployment is rampart in the country, but some cities have more employment opportunities than others. So, We sincerely hope that you will leave your village to one of these cities after reading this article.

It is actually very funny how some graduates will finish Youth Service and go back to the village to sit down. They will end up giving their resume to their uncles that retired from NNPC ten years ago.

These same people will end up saying I graduated 4 years ago, there is no job. Ask him how many jobs he has applied for. You will hear, I gave my uncle CV and he refuse to help me. The first step to getting a job in Nigeria is to leave your comfort zone.

You can’t be in Lokoja, and expect to get a job of 200k per month there, it is almost impossible. Go to those cities where the opportunities are, then start searching. So, below are the best cities to look for jobs in Nigeria.

What Are The 5 Best Cities To Look For Jobs In Nigeria?

#1 Lagos

One of the best cities to look for jobs in Nigeria is Lagos. It is the busiest and most industrialized city in West Africa. There are several employment opportunities for job seekers in Lagos.

As a matter of fact, most of the top notch companies in the world have offices in Lagos. You will always find a job in Lagos, even if the pay is very small. This is why it is rated the best place to look for job in Nigeria.

#2 Ibadan

Ibadan is another great city to look for jobs in Nigeria. There are several large and small manufacturing companies in the city.

Also, there are construction and mining companies in Ibadan. These companies provide several job opportunities to Nigerians every year.

#3 Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city in River State. It is great place to look for job. However, there are more opportunities for engineer in this city than any other professions.

Most of the opportunities in Port Harcourt are oil and gas related and they are high paying job. In fact, if you get a job as a graduate in any of the oil and gas companies there, it is a good way to kiss poverty good bye.

Companies like Shell, Mobil, Schlumberger, Total, Intel etc are some of the top notch companies in Port Harcourt.

#4 Abuja

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. The head quarters of most Federal Government organizations are in Abuja. So, it is the best location to look for Federal government Job.

Also, there are private firms and construction companies that pay very well in Abuja. These different firms provide series of opportunities to young Nigeria graduate.

#5 Kano

Kano is another juicy location to look for job in Nigeria. There are several manufacturing companies in Kano ranging from Plastic, Foam, Rubber, Aluminum, Noodles etc. All these companies provide opportunities for job seekers.

These are the 5 best cities to look for jobs in Nigeria. Expand your job search to any of these cities and tell your testimonies to other job seekers.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by flexyrule(m): 1:03am On Jun 23, 2018
Looking at it from a bigger perspective, the list should be
Lagos
Abuja
Rivers
Ogun
Borno

You can't restrict job search to capital cities alone. In job hunting today, the luxury of choosing location has been eliminated by the scarcity of jobs.
More candidates seem to be heading towards the north-east for juicy international NGOs jobs on a daily basis, irrespective of the security challenges there.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Nobody: 5:59am On Jun 23, 2018
flexyrule:
Looking at it from a bigger perspective, the list should be
Lagos
Abuja
Rivers
Ogun
Borno

You can't restrict job search to capital cities alone. In job hunting today, the luxury of choosing location has been eliminated by the scarcity of jobs.
More candidates seem to be heading towards the north-east for juicy international NGOs jobs on a daily basis, irrespective of the security challenges there.



Your head get oil pass the op own.
I wonder what Ibadan is doing in his list.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 6:31am On Jun 23, 2018
Ekinematics:



Your head get oil pass the op.
I wonder what Ibadan is doing in his list.

Thank you, but nothing is happening in Borno now

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by UfuomaUN(m): 6:32am On Jun 23, 2018
Ibadan what shouldn't be anywhere near that list

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 6:36am On Jun 23, 2018
UfuomaUN:
Ibadan what shouldn't be anywhere near that list

Smile! There are several manufacturing companies in Ibadan oooo

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by ybalogs(m): 6:37am On Jun 23, 2018
Luck and man know man plays a big part. Lagos and Kano with all the opportunities still have loads of unemployed youths.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 6:42am On Jun 23, 2018
ybalogs:
Luck and man know man plays a big part. Lagos and Kano with all the opportunities still have loads of unemployed youths.

True, but most of the youths have something doing, no matter how little the pay may be.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by hemartins(m): 7:32am On Jun 23, 2018
That's the major reason these cities will ever remain populated.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by owomida1: 7:33am On Jun 23, 2018
Pls we are not interested. Farmland full everywhere,u don't need a CV to be a farmer.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by toyinjimoh(m): 7:33am On Jun 23, 2018
where will u stay when u get to those cities

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by mfm04622: 7:33am On Jun 23, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Thank you, but nothing is happening in Borno now

Say you don't know! NGO jobs plenty for Borno like sand for bar beach. Well paying jobs for that matter

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Tychamps(m): 7:34am On Jun 23, 2018
Op you need slap ba,
where are the jobs in Ibadan.
Maybe as a bikeman sha

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:35am On Jun 23, 2018
owomida1:
Pls we are not interested. Farmland full everywhere,u don't need a CV to be a farmer.

Smile, really very funny.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by olametrix(m): 7:35am On Jun 23, 2018
No mind d guy dat post dis trash he forget to add birini kebi
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Nobody: 7:36am On Jun 23, 2018
OP self. Ibadan?

Lagos
Abuja (most jobs pay 25-50k/month)
Port Harcourt
Kano

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:36am On Jun 23, 2018
toyinjimoh:
where will u stay when u get to those cities

It is all about leaving your comfort zone. It is never easy anywhere. Just look for a friend or relative to leave with

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by queensera(f): 7:37am On Jun 23, 2018
Senselin:
OP self. Ibadan?

Lagos
Abuja (most jobs pay 25-50k/month)
Port Harcourt

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:39am On Jun 23, 2018
Senselin:
OP self. Ibadan?

Lagos
Abuja (most jobs pay 25-50k/month)
Port Harcourt

True, but it is better than nothing. Atleast you can start from there, it will serve as an experience from you. Most top notch organizations don't like employing newbies. Those little jobs always serve as a stepping stone to bigger opportunities.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by darkmarky(m): 7:39am On Jun 23, 2018
Lagos that you will spend your entire salary on rent and transportation.. Mchew.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:41am On Jun 23, 2018
olametrix:
No mind d guy dat post dis trash he forget to add birini kebi

Smile, funny you.
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Nobody: 7:41am On Jun 23, 2018
undecided
I am very sure the op is a comedian!
imagine research

the list should be

Lagos
ogun
Abuja
Kano
Rivers

argue with your keypad

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by BabaIbo: 7:42am On Jun 23, 2018
mfm04622:


Say you don't know! NGO jobs plenty for Borno like sand for bar beach. Well paying jobs for that matter

Can you gist me more about the job and how I can get close to one. I don't mind to move there o
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by praxs(m): 7:42am On Jun 23, 2018
1) Borno
2)Borno
3) Lagos
4)Abuja
5)Rivers
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:43am On Jun 23, 2018
darkmarky:
Lagos that you will spend your entire salary on rent and transportation.. Mchew.
Funny. But there are opportunities there.
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by donvicky2007: 7:46am On Jun 23, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Smile! There are several manufacturing companies in Ibadan oooo

But Ogun should have replace Ibadan .
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by elobyobi: 7:47am On Jun 23, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Thank you, but nothing is happening in Borno now
Dey there! People with NCE are getting jobs of 200k in Borno, hassle-free. Dey there.

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Sheungbengar(m): 7:48am On Jun 23, 2018
This Borno wey people don dey talk about ehn!!!
Having a 2nd thought ooo

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Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by 24hoursreporter: 7:50am On Jun 23, 2018
elobyobi:

Dey there! People with NCE are getting jobs of 200k in Borno, hassle-free. Dey there.

What about the security, peace and other factors? Have you considered that?
Re: 5 Best Cities To Search For Employmeny In Nigeria by Quality20(m): 7:51am On Jun 23, 2018
sokoto is also good. The job market here isn't as saturated as Lagos or kano

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