Africa Development Bank Blames Youth Unemployment In Africa On Leadership Failure.

Uploaded by on July 29, 2019

SOURCE- Chinyere Ogbonna

Africa governments and leaders have been challenged to create job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the continent.

The President Africa Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina gave the advice while speaking as a panelist at the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Enrepreneural Forum in Abuja.

Dr. Adesina opined that the growing number of unemployed youths was indicative of failure on the part of the state.

He advised governments to shift focus from youth empowerment programmes to youth investment programmes.


Dr. Adesina proposed the establishment of Youth Entrepreneurship and Investment Bank.

He said that African youths are not just future leaders but of the present as well.


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