Africa’s richest man and the chairman of Dangote group Aliko Dangote has decried the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria. The businessman said the number of unemployed youths in Nigeria gives him sleepless nights. Speaking at a meeting with a team of business executives from the Lagos Business School, Dangote said unemployment in Nigeria has become an eyesore and must be tackled through collective efforts.
He said each Nigerian has one role or the other to play to ensure that the problem of unemployment in solved. “What keeps me awake at nights is not really the enormity of business ideas running through my mind, but it is actually high rate of unemployment in the country,” Dangote said. “It is an eyesore and I think we have collective responsibility to solve this problem,” he said