|A former National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Chief Agboola Odeyemi has advocated massive job creation by government at all levels as the an antidote to the worsening security crisis in the country.
Speaking with journalists in Ile-Ife shortly after thanksgiving service marking his 82nd birthday anniversary on Sunday, Odeyemi expressed deep worry about the state of the nation and said radical decisions ought to be taken to address the
He noted that if the decision will lead to inflation in the country, there is no cause for alarm ,stressing that massive job creation will safe the country from many challenges weighing down the country, especially in term of insecurity.
According to him, if there is massive employment, there will be no idle hands, if there is employment, there will be peace and people would be happy in their different homes.”
He blamed the political class for the current insecurity noting that all people who were used as servants and political thugs before being elected and promised jobs were left to fend for themselves and there is a multiplier effect to jobless people.
“We now have about 30 million people in Nigeria without jobs. Also, parents do not have work to do and they cannot take care of themselves how much more their children. The acid test noe in my opnion is let us go to public works. It is not about creating 20,000 or 30,000 jobs, it is more than that. Even if it will cause inflation, then let there be work and let there be peace in the land.
He also berated the government for allowing international marauders to penetrate through our already porous to inflict terror on the people of the country and use them for political settlement.
Earlier in his sermon titled: Christ, the Resurrection and the Life, the Vicar of the Church, Reverend Bishop Soji Ogunyimika noted that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was important not only to Christains to generality of people saying the ressurrection bring peace, love, joy, happiness and salvation to mankind.
According to him, “The Lord will wipe out all our tears and no more ttouble as old things have past over”, Agboola said.
At the thanksgiving service were many dignitaries, especially traditional rulers.
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