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Most Nigerian graduates are not properly trained that’s why there’s insecurity – Orji Uzor Kalu



Nigerian senator, Orji Uzor Kalu has urged citizens not to blame the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the National Assembly for the country’s high rate of unemployment.

He stated this at the launch of TerraSkills, a tech company’s Graduate Skills Training (GST) programme in Abuja on Monday.

Kalu, a lawmaker representing Abia North in the senate, said that many of the country’s graduates are not adequately trained hence the heightened insecurity.

The lawmaker also took a swipe at lecturers, saying that any of them in higher institutions are also not knowledgeable enough to impact teach.

Kalu said; “We should not blame President Muhammadu Buhari or the National Assembly over the high rate of unemployment in the country which is producing insecurity. I have experience as a governor, so I am knowledgeable.

“Most of our graduates are not properly trained for the jobs; that’s why there is insecurity. Everything is not on Buhari or the National Assembly. It is because most people are not groomed properly for leadership.

“Going to the university is not enough because most of these lecturers don’t even know what they are teaching you. I became an entrepreneur before I went into politics and I am still the chief adviser of my companies that employ over 13,000 people so I know what I am talking about.

“Training is the key. No human being is perfect. Government is not perfect, the private sector cannot be perfect. What you should do is to take the good and throw away the bad.”