SHOCKING: Another Nigerian Graduate Attempts Suicide Over Unemployment

Posted: November 12, 2013 in News

Esther of Ganmo, a suburb of Ilorin in Kwara State was said to have gone to a location in the area to hang but was intercepted by one Alhaji Akeem Mustapha who was said to have gone there to inspect a building site. Esther said she got fed-up looking for a job, and decided to take her own life.

“I am from a poor background. My father is aged while my mother is no more. I struggled to see myself through school, but because I am indebted to the institution to the tune of N15, 000, I have been unable to collect my certificate”, she said.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Culture and Tourism Samuel Osuolale Ajayi, who spoke on the incident, said youths should be creative by exploring their inert potentials for economic gains instead of resorting to suicide which is a criminal offence.
He added that the ministry would rehabilitate Esther and render any form of assistance that could make her want to live again. Esther is a graduate of Health Information Management from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, our correspondent gathered.

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