Graduates Take Over KEKE NAPEP Operation In Enugu
Following their inability to secure white collar jobs, unemployed graduates in Enugu State are now struggling to be operators of tricycles popularly known as KEKE NEPEP to enable them earn a living.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the number of unemployed graduates begging to become operators of tricycles has increased tremendously in recent times.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the decision of the graduates including holders of Masters Degree to resort to KEKE NAPEP followed many years of fruitless search for jobs.
Many of the graduates who spoke to our correspondent expressed regrets that despite their predicament, government officials had continued to squander public funds.
An engineering graduate, who operates a tricycle along Kenyatta market, Enugu told LEADERSHIP on condition of anonymity that he had searched for jobs since he graduated in 2007 to no avail.
The ugly development, he disclosed, forced him to become KEKE NAPEP operator, saying that he was not happy that he was doing the job.
Another operator, who identified himself as Obinna, berated the government over its inability to provide jobs for its graduates.
“We are not happy that we are doing this job because some of us studied better courses in the university and yet when we came out, there is no job for us. It is unfortunate. We don’t know where this country is heading to. How can we be struggling with illiterates daily just to earn a living?”, Obinna asked.