The rate at which Nigerian graduates enter the labor market is on the increase as every end of academic calendar thousands of young Nigerians graduate from the higher institutions. In all fairness we know how hard it is to get a job coupled with the economic situation of the country.
As stated earlier finding a good job in Nigeria or any job is not an easy task, day by day we see a lot of un-employed persons roaming the streets in search of employment. There are 36 states in Nigeria, including the FCT but the job distribution is not equal, there are states with a high employment rate and job opportunities. This are the states we wish to reveal to you in this post.
Hopefully your job hunt would be over after reading this important eye-opening information.
STATES WITH MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES IN NIGERIA
The reason for Lagos state topping the list can-not be far-fetched as it remains the most commercial centre in Nigeria. This state is no doubt the richest state in the country and this has in turn helped grow the working sector to what it is today. Do you know that in the past 7 months, Lagos state have accounted for more than 60% of jobs in Nigeria? No matter your field of study there is always a job were you can fit in. So you might consider sending your CV to this amazing state.
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – Abuja
Abuja comes very closely after Lagos this is probably due to the political significance of the state. Abuja houses the seat of government for our beloved country and investors tend to go to the state to invest especially Foreign Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s). You can also know this by the presence of government-owned establishment and Para-statals in the state.
We can imagine the look of disbelief or shock on your face but it is indeed true. Borno state has a high employment opportunity. Shockingly this can be attributed to the insurgency and killings in the state. This constant attacks has drawn has drawn the attentions of both local and foreign Non-governmental Organizations to the troubled state. To further make this point concrete, we will like to inform you that presently there are over 30 NGO’s operating in the state actively recruiting graduates for various projects in the state.
This state is the oil-power house of the country. They are the state with the largest crude deposit. If you are looking for employment in the oil and gas sector, then this state should be your priority in terms of job search. There are other opportunities in the state outside its oil and gas sector. So you can also consider seeking for employment in this state.
The great city of Ibadan holds a lot of job opportunities in many sectors ranging from education, agriculture, banking and man more. You can search in this state for a job.
PLEASE NOTE- This in no way suggest that this is the only place graduates can get jobs in Nigeria. It is basically to inform you on states with more job openings.
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