The latest statement by the Minister of Labour and employment Dr. Chris Ngige circulating online is generating lots of reactions. The post stated that the federal government has advised unemployment graduates who are seeking government jobs to look elsewhere for alternative jobs. You can read more at: Graduates Seeking Govt Jobs Should Look For Alternatives - FG
What could be these alternatives jobs the Federal government is talking about? When you talk about jobs other than govt jobs then you probably may be referring to private sector jobs or entrepreneurship/Business.
People whose dreams are to work under an organisation as employee can seek jobs in private organisation as alternative as working for government has become a scare resources in Nigeria.
Other alternatives jobs to government job which we believe could take you away from being dependent to independent are Business/Entrepreneurship. As a business man or an entrepreneur, you can own a business in the retail industry or venture into other industry like, Music/Movies and entertainment industry by first developing your skills in either: Movie production, editing, directing, Music production, Musician, actor/actress depending on where your talent lies.
Digital jobs are other alternatives jobs to government jobs. A lot of youth in Nigeria have decided to take their destiny into their hands by engaging themselves into one or two digital jobs like blogging, digital marketing, Vlogging, freelancing, software and hardware engineering, webdesign, animation content creation etc.
All these are jobs you can do if you don't want to continue waiting for government job. You can earn more money doing these jobs than working for government in some cases. All you need to do is to discover where your passion lies and develop your skills around that passion then take action and watch how the money begins to flow in.