Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) warned that the country’s unemployed population is a “time bomb”.
The media mogul gave the warning in a post on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The lawmaker stated that the federal government can turn the unemployed into agricultural entrepreneurs.
Murray-Bruce said: “Nigeria’s unemployed population is twice the entire population of Benin Republic. It is a time bomb.
“Yet, we can immediately turn our unemployed into agricultural entrepreneurs, if the ministry of agriculture gives out free seeds and fertilizers to any Nigerian willing to farm.”