SENATE CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SET UP UNEMPLOYMENT FUND
Written by thereachfm on December 12, 2019
The Senate has called on the Federal Government to set up a sustainable unemployment fund for the payment of living stipends to jobless Nigerians until such persons secure any kind of employment.
These resolutions of the upper chamber followed the consideration of a motion titled: “Escalating rate of unemployment in the country” moved by a former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The Senate also urged governments at all levels to declare emergency on the provision of employment to the youth of Nigeria.
The upper chamber further urged the Federal, State, and Local Governments to revitalise existing industries, build new ones, and provide conducive and enabling environment for the Private Sector to build more industries in the country.