The International Labor Organization (ILO) is trying to do something about unemployment in Nigeria. The ILO says that 6.4-million Nigerians are looking for work, which would make the unemployment rate there 4.7 percent. Unemployment statistics for Nigeria are hard to come by. Even the CIA's World Factbook will not provide an estimate.
Other sources of employment statistics for the country use either quite out-of-date information, or, like the CIA, refuse to commit to a number.
The ILO's attempt to quantify the situation, therefore, appears to be suspect in the sense that it may be severely underestimating the problem.
In spite of the lack of information, the ILO is attempting to make some headway with the current government. The...