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Globalisation broadens unemployment – NDE boss

By Funmi Komolafe

 LAGOS — Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, has attributed rising unemployment, poverty and the dislocation of economies in developing countries including Nigeria to  the negative effects of globablisation.

 He made the remarks in Lagos during a consultative meeting with the Director-General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Mr. Jide Mike, in Lagos. 

 The NDE chief executive who was in Lagos to hold partnership discussions with leaders of the private sector to seek their  support for the Directorate’s job creation, said globalisation had brought about job crises of uncommon proportion especially across the sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union republics.

 He said: “These countries have largely been unable to increase their integration into unfair and unjust global economy and their economies have therefore contracted, poverty has risen, and education levels have risen less rapidly than in the more globalised countries.” 

 Mohammed said apart from few countries like India and China, globalisation had been responsible for widening income gaps amongst nations and even within country specific borders as well as deepening the rate of unemployment.


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