PRESIDENT MUHAMADU BUHARI,
PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND
COMMADER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES
FEDERAL REBUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
Your Excellency Sir,
GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT SOLUTION: AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMADU BUHARI – PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Mr. President Sir, since May, 29th 1999, Activist, Analyst, Pundits, Journalists, Stakeholders and Citizens have always complained about the problems that has plagued Nigeria: Insecurity, unemployment, lack of power, lack of portable water, bad roads etc.
Solutions to these problems are rarely proffered, even if they were; foreigners are brought in to design the framework to these problems which immediately collapse before or after the initiation stage; the reasons for the failures are not far fetched: Nigeria’s problems are not solely solve by “textbooks” laws, postulations or hypothesis but by the sufficient inputs of its citizens who have genuinely bore the brunt of the problem and have been hurt the most.
For 16 years (Post Democracy Era), these problems still exist and the vicious cycle of complaints still continues.
I am a Graduate, an Economist, an Entrepreneur, and a Youth. I have refused to be in the same school of thought of complainants, but have taken it upon myself to be a problem solver in the area that concerns me the most – UNEMPLOYMENT.
Mr. President, No Government in the world has ever solved the problem of Unemployment 100%, but what defines a successful Government is its ability to manage that part of the unemployed population.
Nigeria at the moment is experiencing perilous time as regards revenue. The country’s gross Income has continued to dwindle, to set aside funds to pay the unemployed population is not an Item that should be brought to the table; as some of the employed are being owed backlog of salaries.
Mr. President, we the Unemployed Graduates in Nigeria are not asking for salaries to be paid to us monthly, without doing anything. All we are asking is Government Insurance Packages that will cater for our basic needs between the time we complete our NYSC to the time we secure a Job.
Mr. President Sir, with my background in Economics and Entrepreneurship I have developed a Framework (ENGAGE 360⁰) that has identified 5 major needs of graduates from the completion of NYSC till when he/she secures a job.
ENGAGE 360⁰ is a Framework that will not cost the Nigerian Government money to execute but will rather solve the dependency of unemployed graduates on the Economy.
ENGAGE 360⁰ is a Biometric Solution which identifies, provides and distributes Government Welfare Insurance packages to Unemployed Graduates, through Companies, institutions, organizations and businesses leveraging on the “TRADE by BARTER” System.
Mr. President below are the 5 major challenges youths are faced with on daily basis when unemployed and “job hunting”; juxtaposed are Institutions that can provide the desirable succor
– HEALTH : Hospitals
– FOOD: Fast Food, Restaurants, Food Courts
– TRANSPORTATION : Inter City Buses, Train, Airlines
– ACCOMMODATION ( IN LOCATION OF JOB HUNTS): Hotels , Guest Houses
– COMMUNICATION( DATA ,MAILS,CALLS) : Telecoms, Courier Companies
Mr. President Sir, Just as the Nigerian unemployed graduate have desires to be met, so also do all the institutions that ENGAGE 360⁰ have identified as conduits of these Welfare packages.
The 3 major and synonymous indices that are plaguing these institutions are:
– Power ( Diesel/Petrol)
– High Cost of Raw Materials/ Spare parts
ENGAGE 360⁰ Framework has an inbuilt automated matrix system that captures all providers of these welfare packages, how many Unemployed graduate used their services, rate at which Government will compensate them, commensurate to cost of service rendered. Reimbursements will come from Government in forms of:
– Tax Holidays or Tax rebate
– Subsidy on diesel and petrol
– Import Waivers on raw material and spare parts.
The Concept of “Trade by Barter”: At no point will Government / Unemployed graduate exchange cash for service rendered by these Providers. This completely rules out the injection of cash into the system, which multiply effect will lead to inflation and cause unforeseen irreparable damages that won’t be desired both in the short and long run.
Mr. President Sir, ENGAGE 360⁰ Framework is available to the Nigeria Government at no price. This is my humble contribution to Nigeria.
Downloadable Link to Original Letter : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Sq6xKEVU5HTlRPM0JLYlIwRkE/view