The unemployment rate among Africa’s large youthful population is potentially dangerous, Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo told the BBC.
“We are all sitting on a keg of gunpowder,” he said in an interview with Africa Business Report when he was talking about his greatest fear for the continent.
He estimated that 60% of the continent’s population is under the age of 25 and half of those do not have a job.
He suggested that a better education system was one of the answers to the problem.
His comments came in a candid interview about the state of both Africa’s and Nigeria’s economy and politics.