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Senator Francis Fadahunsi (PDP Osun East ) lamented Sunday in Abuja that the poor shape of the nation’s economy with attendant hight rate of employment, has made many university graduates to go into criminal activities. 

The Senator who made the remark in a interview with journalists said many frustrated graduates, have  joined the gangs of bandits and kidnappers for ransom collection from families of their victims who are elites and the ruling class, believed to have mismanaged the nation’s economy.

The situation, he added, had worsened the problem of insecurity in the land as people can no longer blame the alleged  foreign Fulanis for it.

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Fadahunsi who is the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs and Excise, added that investigations had revealed that the young Nigerians having failed to make government improve the situation after the End-SARS protests in 2020, were now taking laws in their hands.

He said the youth were protesting against elite flagrant display of affluence, corruption and rot in the education, healthcare sector.

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He said, “Education is no longer within the reach of the poor any longer. The sons and daughters of the poor who were going to public schools are no longer getting quality education because government had refused to fund public education. 

“Regrettably, the children of the elite are going abroad to study while those who could not afford foreign education enrolled their children in high fee paying private schools from primary to tertiary.

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“Meanwhile, there are many idle youths who are prone to criminality because they are into drugs and are taking up arms against the elite and their children in form of kidnapping.

“There is a case of unemployment galore because children of the poor who are graduates of higher institutions could not get a white collar job in public establishments which had been flooded with sons and daughters of the rich and the elite. 

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“Employment slots in federal agencies had been reserved exclusively for the children of the elite. 

“Automatically university graduates from poor homes are engaging in menial jobs and criminality while the talented ones embraced the entertainment industry where they had to use drugs to suppress complex.” 

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