Disturbed by the alarming crime rate propelled by youth unemployment in Nigeria,the Association of Safety and Health administration in the United kingdom UK known as OSHA said it has signed a memorandum of understanding MOU with private organizations in the united state of America USA in partnership with Google to provide job opportunites at large for the teeming youths in the country.
OSHA is a multi national association that ensures safe and healthy working conditions by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.
The president of OSHA in Nigeria, His Royal Highness,HRH, Ambassador Dr.Olusegun Aderemi MCArb made this known in a press release in Lagos made available to newsmen .
The OSHA President who is also the Atayero of Aramoko Ekiti, Ekiti West Local government area of Ekiti state explained that the motive behind the decision is to lift the unemployed graduates out of poverty and ensure they lay hands on positive venture to be self reliant.
Aderemi added the initiative would also enable those who are employed step up and spread their tentacles for better opportunities.
“ The new creation of OSHA we are moving on is to just take most of our graduate away from unemployment .we are battling the problem of unemployment for graduates. We are also battling the same problem with graduate professionals,with those that are engaged but looking for other means of advancement and other commiseration to their certificates and professionalism.
” We want to create an enablement and a channel through which we would help this people in partnership with credible organization in the united states .
“Its not a way of doing what is called brain drain,but a way of providing means of employment to our people and to also help the government of the day reduce unemployment.
“The rate of unemployment in our society is very high,we are trying to mitigate that and reduce it in a way that will create a meaningful impact to the society and also help humanity .
” we are going to be recruiting from first to highest degrees holder both professional and non professional and those who are already working but still looking for better opportunities.
“We are doing this,we have signed memorandum of understanding , I have met with trhe NYSC boss at the headquarter and we discuss at length on this , we need to do this to help this present administration .
I have also gone to Lagos business school to get most of our professional that have graduated to get them engaged ,for us to have a better economy “.
Lamenting effects of the unemployment on national development, the OSHA Executive Director,international consultant, Ambassador Amina Temitope Ajayi said “ When a nation has a brigade of unemployed graduates,it is a suicidal sitting on a time bomb”
Engineer Emmanuel Uwalaka, the regional administrator,OSHA UK Nigeria Region advocates establishment of “a profesessional body for youth empowerment to help them have good employability skill and status to fit into multinational industries which will help to reduce a high level of unemployment within the country” added the decision would provide job opportunity and boost international labour market exposure.
According to a member of OSHA,United Kingdom UK region, Mahhud Sanusi Mohammed the development would checkmate unemployment in the country.
“This is a great achievement ,a welcoming development and idea. crucial , looking at the hardship , economic situation and downturn in the country”.