The alarming rate of unemployment among youths is mind-boggling. It’s a common trend to see people graduate for many years without a job. The problem of unemployment has generated so much interest that some unscrupulous individuals and organisations are beginning to cash in on the situation to extort unsuspecting job-seekers. Eradicating unemployment is fast becoming a million dollar enterprise.
All around major cities, you will see photocopied and hurriedly written vacancy posters littering the walls- “Night workers wanted in a factory”; “Hotel Manager wanted- salary from N70, 000”. One wonders what time of the day such notices are posted. Many job-seekers who yield to such adverts share stories of how they were lured into different ponzi schemes and made to lose the little money they had on them. (more…)