Unemployed University Graduate Attempts Suicide In Ilorin Kwara State

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Nov 14, 2013 – Unemployed University Graduate Attempts Suicide In Ilorin Kwara State

Ms Esther Okafor, a native of Ganmo in Ilorin, Kwara state has another reason to be thankful.

The 29-year-old University graduate who battled unemployment for years decided to end it all last week at a secluded location.

Over her battle with unemployment, Esther was said to have gone to a secluded location last week Thursday to hang herself but was intercepted by one Alhaji Akeem Mustapha, who was said to have gone there to inspect a building site.

When asked why she wanted to take her life in such manner, Esther responded that she got tired of looking for a job to no avail.

“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.

Reacting to the incident, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Culture and Tourism Samuel Osuolale Ajayi, said youths should be creative by exploring their inert potentials for economic gains instead of resorting to suicide which he said is a criminal offence.

He added that the ministry would rehabilitate Esther, a graduate of Health Information Management from the University.

This is what many qualified graduates are going through in Nigeria today.

Hope the government can do something to help them out.

11 thoughts on “Unemployed University Graduate Attempts Suicide In Ilorin Kwara State

  1. Nothing is worth killing urself over. Am equally an unemployed graduate,I employed myself. Am a designer and am very proud of what I do.

  2. Kwara State Govt.pregant galfriend and send them to oversea,last yr,ibo woman and this yr another yoruba woman have baby boy for him is fotocopy, she will also be send to overseas with her son e.t.c which money he is useing to do all this ,money of poor kwara state people like miss esther okafor finish university no job even 15,000 naira to collect her result she dont have.so mr Kwara State Gov.this is better job for you to do so that you enter heaven,not pregant the whole state gals with children and send them to overseas,the ones you dont pregant no job,he the nr.1 person to help this gal and many more but men in is state.

  3. A happy ending,Thank God for that.my dear Esther suicide is never the best option when going through difficulties in life.those that said that tomorrow will come with a bright sunshine are not mad,your tomorrow might be better than everybody in your village if you are around to make it a reality.you are also very stupid and self-centred,it was all about you not minding your aged father as you claimed who lost your mom to dead.did you for once think of what will become of him if he had lost you,are you the only unemployed graduate from a poor family in Nigeria.silly girl,be very careful. my dear to avoid what happen to the be fast souls because am sure your problem is not yet over.take it easy my dear,every problem have a date to expire even sickness.by the way i have no idea that people from Ilorin bears the name of okafor.

  4. She would’ve been roasting in hell like suya by now. Suicide is d way of cowards alone. Wat makes u ‘badder’ is ur resolve 2 succeed wen things r bad & daunting, not wen life is easy.
    I, for one, am a gradu8 as well. Wat do I hav 2 show 4 it? Wen I couldnt secure me a 9s job since 2006, I shed my pride and pickd up a car @ higher purchase. Dat was last yr. Now d car is mine & I’m talking of buying a Toyota Sienna by February nxt yr 4 higher level huzzling. If u like make u dey there de tok government dis, government dat, e no go change nothn. Na ur belle go tel u later wen e don post u go thief finish den katch u. D truth is d govt cannot employ evrbdy.

    • @metu nyetu may evil never befall.can u imaging what u re saying to ur follow being.tell God to forgive u . do u think if she hs the opportunity u ve today she will go and commit suicide?pls lear hw to tell when it comes to matters like this

    • YOU ARE RIGHT, MAY THIS SO CALLED RUT IN HELL, LAZY COUNT, IF YOU CAN NOT GET A JOB , WHY CAN YOU NOT GO AND LEARN HAND WORK, OR TRADE OR YOU JOIN BIG SISTERS OR DO TAXI DRIVER.
      THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO OUT THERE , MR AND MRS LAZY COUNT,

      AND YOU CAN ALSO JOIN PAY AS YOU GO BIG BROTHERS AND SISTER, THIS IS A JOB, THE EUROPEAN HAVE NOW LEGALIZE IT , SO YOU CAN TURN ANYTHING INTO A JOB. I HOPE YOU ARE NOW IN THE MIDDLE PASSAGE OF OLODUMARE.

  5. @ Mr. Osuolale the Perm Sec. Ministry of health…. can someone that is in debited to school with the tune of 15k be able to set her self up in any entrepreneur skill where would she get money, for that small scale, she may be creative as you have said but no fund to carry out the idea. You are one of them talk to others; people are suffering not only youths even adults.

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