The President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has spoken on the increasing herdsmen attack in some parts of Nigeria.
Dangote on Tuesday, while speaking with Channels Tv revealed that increasing rate of unemployment was to blame for the attacks.
“If there are jobs, there wouldn’t be anything like Boko Haram, there would not be anything like herdsmen. Once you are engaged, you do not have time for mischief.
“The government is working tirelessly to make sure that we resolve this issue about herdsmen.
“Government cannot do it on its own; we also need to do our own. The government is giving us an opportunity to also create jobs.
“And I think people are under-rating how many jobs we need to create, not just in Nigeria and Africa, we need to create 12 million jobs every year in Africa.”
On how to tackle unemployment, the industrialist called for a need to focus on Agriculture.
“I think we should focus on agriculture, we should focus on solid minerals, these two can now replace oil.
“So if you have to create 12 million jobs, creating 12 million jobs especially now with technology is going to be a little bit difficult, but we have all it takes to create a lot of jobs, which is agriculture.” He added.