No fewer than six million Nigerians have applied for jobs at the Nigeria Immigration Service within a week of advertisement.
Ita Enang, senator from Akwa Ibom state brought this to the fore on Thursday while contributing to the motion to congratulate Nigerians on the 53rd Independence anniversary at senate’s plenary.
He however, did not disclose the number of vacant positions but lamented that the country cannot be said to be truly independent when her teeming youths are unemployed.
His words, “We need to find out the percentage of graduate unemployment. Over six million have applied for Immigration positions for few hundred openings.
“At independence, many factories were working but today, almost all have closed down why owners have moved to neighbouring countries and we need to find out why they moved these companies.
“We cannot be an independent nation when our raw materials are taking out for processing. Our crude are taken out for refine. We need to find out as an independent nation”.
Closing the debate before adjourning sitting to October 8, Senate President David Mark, noted that the past military interventions were caused by civilians who often invited them. However, Mark said, “the good news is that whether the military was invited or not, they will not intervene again”.