The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele,, has tasked graduating students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), to create jobs in order to overcome the current economic challenges.
In a statement by Isaac Okoroafor, the Acting Director, CBN Corporate Communications, Emefiele gave the charge, while delivering the institution’s 47th Convocation Lecture entitled: “A Mindset for Succeeding in Today’s Nigeria”.
He said that the rising unemployment was the greatest challenge facing the country, warning that failure to empower the youth could boomerang against the Nigerian society.
He also emphasised the need for young Nigerian graduates to change their mindset about the labour market, stressing that, in spite of the challenges, Nigeria remained a land of limitless opportunities.
Emefiele, who is also an alumnus of the university, charged the graduating students to strive to be job-creators and entrepreneurs rather than being mere job-seekers.
He tasked the graduating students to take cognisance of the opportunities in their respective environments to motivate themselves by creating innovative ideas as well as turn the ideas into profitable ventures.