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South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by sagitariusbaby(m): 1:23pm On Aug 16, 2020
The South-South geopolitical zone is the most affected region with 37.0% unemployment rate.

South South States lead in Nigerian unemployment
The South-South geopolitical zone is the most affected region with 37.0% unemployment rate.

Nigeria’s unemployment figures were released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday. The NBS also released the most affected regions in Nigeria, as unemployment climbed to 27.1%.

According to the report, the South-South geopolitical zone is the most affected region with 37.0% unemployment rate, followed by the South East with 29.1%, the North Central with 27.9%, the Northeast with 27.9%, North West with 26.3%, and the South West with 18.0%.


Further details in the report showed that the South South states have a collective total workforce of 13,929,526. Out of this number, a total of 5,147,325 are unemployed, according to the report.

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Akwa Ibom State led in unemployment in the region at 45.2% and underemployment at 21.7%. 1,444,399 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 2,534,495.

Rivers State came second with Unemployment at 43.7% and Underemployment at 19.8%. %. 1,714,189 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 3,921,860.

Delta State in 3rd position with unemployment at 40.3% and underemployment at 20.1%. 1,005,848 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 2,494,452

Cross River in 4th position with Unemployment at 31.6% and Underemployment at 26.6%. 618,484 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 1,959,675.

Bayelsa recorded unemployment at 27.8% and underemployment at 20.6%. 287,671 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 1,033,280.

Edo state had the lowest unemployment in the region at 19.0% and underemployment at 34.9%. 376,734 residents were recorded as unemployed with a total labour force of 1,985,765.

It is interesting to note that the oil rich South South states of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta receive the highest FAAC allocation from the Federal Government monthly.

It is also important to note that the NBS classifies those engaged in agriculture as “employed” and this could be a factor as to why unemployment rate in the South South is high. This is because South South states like Akwa Ibom do not have the land mass needed for large scale farming compared to states in the North.

This notwithstanding, the truth remains that failure to quickly address the high unemployment figures in the region could lead to more crime and violence.

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by ozo13(m): 1:25pm On Aug 16, 2020
Nawao .God no go shame us
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by NaijaDonCast(m): 1:26pm On Aug 16, 2020
Looted FAAC
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Nobody: 1:30pm On Aug 16, 2020
After dey will blame buhari and the north NDDC should be blamed

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by ZKOSOSO(m): 1:36pm On Aug 16, 2020
With BuhariAPC in power, anything and everything that should have been yardstick is fully compromised by Fulanization formula. It's just a mere political figures that show what BuhariAPC want us to think.

Show me where employment is in Kano outside govt circle
The entire North is the poorest region on earth. With over population menace, Islamic madness of violence, Bloodbath, rape, nepotism, stealing and Deception everywhere..!

So how can the SS have more unemployed people than the desert dwellers??

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by BlowYourMind: 1:42pm On Aug 16, 2020
They are waiting for oil revenue sharing
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by IduNaOba: 1:45pm On Aug 16, 2020
If this is not funny to you... I wonder what else will be.
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by thesicilian: 2:05pm On Aug 16, 2020
How long can the South keep blaming the North for all their problems?

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by sageb: 2:05pm On Aug 16, 2020
This is an issue we need to have a sober reflection about. Which way Niger deltans?

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Macphenson: 4:34pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hmmm
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Hunchogee: 4:40pm On Aug 16, 2020
And now the mods will be happy to tribalistically take this to the front page... Stupid set of tribalitic body
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Hellraiser77: 4:44pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hunchogee:
And now the mods will be happy to tribalistically take this to the front page... Stupid set of tribalitic body
lool!!....Ákwà ibom guy please calm down grin

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Nobody: 4:47pm On Aug 16, 2020
Despite having the nation's major wealth

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Igbochief001(m): 4:56pm On Aug 16, 2020
Abouwaza:
Despite having the nation's major wealth
Are they in control of it ? ..u take 80% of their wealth and u still have mouth to talk ?

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Nobody: 5:00pm On Aug 16, 2020
Igbochief001:

Are they in control of it ? ..u take 80% of their wealth and u still have mouth to talk ?
I don't understand
Who took 80% of their wealth?
Are we Apkabio and the likes that have ruined NDDC since memorial time?

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by edochie12: 5:33pm On Aug 16, 2020
Who ever drew this map must be flogged,wetin concern akwa ibom,cross river states with Edo state all in the name of south south,I can't understand
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by powerhouse3(m): 5:47pm On Aug 16, 2020
Hunchogee:
And now the mods will be happy to tribalistically take this to the front page... Stupid set of tribalitic body
The truth will set yhu free,but it will first piss yhu off.....As an akwa ibom guy ,I will tell you that NBS is very accurate on this..there's no need lying to our selve when we known ALL is not well in akwa ibom.....
The infrastructure are there,
The man power are there
There friendly and hospitality environment are there........But the jobs are not there .....

of course we will get ...and one step is to stop hyping politician..... and buying thier lies...

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Igbochief001(m): 5:50pm On Aug 16, 2020
Abouwaza:

I don't understand
Who took 80% of their wealth?
Are we Apkabio and the likes that have ruined NDDC since memorial time?
Are u high ..Nigeria makes over 15 billion dollars from oil a year ...Niger Delta gets less than 3 billion dollars ...

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by helinues: 5:51pm On Aug 16, 2020
We should direct all the enquiry about this to NDDC.. grin
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by slivertongue: 7:08pm On Aug 16, 2020
Igbochief001:

Are they in control of it ? ..u take 80% of their wealth and u still have mouth to talk ?

thats the answer. Nigerians like pretending. oil and gas is what feeds the Nigerian system
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Igbochief001(m): 7:18pm On Aug 16, 2020
slivertongue:


thats the answer. Nigerians like pretending. oil and gas is what feeds the Nigerian system
U control 80% of peoples wealth ... appoint idiots to run their affairs ...then turn around to blame them

Akpabio and ameachi are two best governors in Nigeria since 1999 ...wike is working more than any governor in South West ....yet ... people are blind to this

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by slivertongue: 6:01am On Aug 17, 2020
Igbochief001:

U control 80% of peoples wealth ... appoint idiots to run their affairs ...then turn around to blame them

Akpabio and ameachi are two best governors in Nigeria since 1999 ...wike is working more than any governor in South West ....yet ... people are blind to this

Without revenues from oil and gas Nigeria is doomed. Over the years, I have found it difficult to swallow all that comes out of NBS. The Niger delta is rich but her wealth is the foundation of Nigeria's unity. They are lucky to have bold and courageous governors who are doing their best to improve the state of infrastructure. Endless efforts have been made to install puppet's, who will do the bidding of outsiders, but God disappointed these outsiders. Future leaders with capacity will do the region, great

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by seanfer(m): 6:34am On Aug 17, 2020
ZKOSOSO:
With BuhariAPC in power, anything and everything that should have been yardstick is fully compromised by Fulanization formula. It's just a mere political figures that show what BuhariAPC want us to think.

Show me where employment is in Kano outside govt circle
The entire North is the poorest region on earth. With over population menace, Islamic madness of violence, Bloodbath, rape, nepotism, stealing and Deception everywhere..!

So how can the SS have more unemployed people than the desert dwellers??

This is our problem in this country, we always find someone to blame. I’ve been here in rivers state since 2014. And I can tell you that since the present Governor came in 2015, He has not employed 100 educated youths instead he sack the 13,000 teachers, he sack all the Timariv workers, RSSDA also his predecessor employed. All Rivers state Government has done in terms of employment is to raise a traffic task force and they’re worse than thugs at motor parks. As at this morning the task force has also been disbanded. The SS Governors are not doing much to create employment for their citizens.

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Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by ZKOSOSO(m): 9:59am On Aug 17, 2020
seanfer:


This is our problem in this country, we always find someone to blame. I’ve been here in rivers state since 2014. And I can tell you that since the present Governor came in 2015, He has not employed 100 educated youths instead he sack the 13,000 teachers, he sack all the Timariv workers, RSSDA also his predecessor employed. All Rivers state Government has done in terms of employment is to raise a traffic task force and they’re worse than thugs at motor parks. As at this morning the task force has also been disbanded. The SS Governors are not doing much to create employment for their citizens.
Hey..! Am speaking as someone outside core North.
Lived here for decades. North cannot be compared with the South in employment generation for all residents except Abuja in the middle belt
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Muna4real(f): 10:47am On Aug 17, 2020
ZKOSOSO:
With BuhariAPC in power, anything and everything that should have been yardstick is fully compromised by Fulanization formula. It's just a mere political figures that show what BuhariAPC want us to think.

Show me where employment is in Kano outside govt circle
The entire North is the poorest region on earth. With over population menace, Islamic madness of violence, Bloodbath, rape, nepotism, stealing and Deception everywhere..!

So how can the SS have more unemployed people than the desert dwellers??

They classified those farming as employed. Maybe that's the reason why.
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by sagitariusbaby(m): 2:58pm On Aug 17, 2020
edochie12:
Who ever drew this map must be flogged,wetin concern akwa ibom,cross river states with Edo state all in the name of south south,I can't understand
As you remove Edo, hope you remove Delta too because they have always been together. They were part of Western Nigeria, then Midwest state to Bendel state before becoming two separate states
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Eastlink(m): 3:08pm On Aug 17, 2020
If una no find way add SS and SE for bottom list una no go rest.
Re: South South States Lead In Nigerian Unemployment by Blue3k(m): 3:17pm On Aug 17, 2020

It is also important to note that the NBS classifies those engaged in agriculture as “employed” and this could be a factor as to why unemployment rate in the South South is high. This is because South South states like Akwa Ibom do not have the land mass needed for large scale farming compared to states in the North.

The farming excuse doesnt fly considering lagos exist and agricultural gdp is relatively high for it's size. The unemployment is high because their economies are diversified enough among services and manufacturing enough. The state should be focusing on attracting investors and jobs training programs at it's universities. They're pretty much banking on the port to solve their problems.

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