Speaking at the 25th Convocation ceremony of Auchi Polytechnic on Saturday, where a total of 28,325 students graduated from the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic sessions, the Acting Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, charged the graduates to be employers of labour, as white collar jobs are no longer readily available.
He said that graduates must strive to be self-employed and create jobs to drive the economy, because the era of white collar jobs for graduates is no more in the country.
“As for you graduands, don’t forget that Nigeria of today is in another phase. In those days, when you graduate like this, jobs are waiting for you, houses are waiting for you, cars are waiting for you.
“White collar jobs are no longer there. Jobs that you create with your hands are what you should pursue. You are privileged to be technically oriented. This makes it easier for you to be relevant in Nigeria of today,” Shaibu said.