He called on state governments and other politicians to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerians.
Saraki spoke on Sunday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during the inauguration of his youth empowerment programme.
The Senate President also called on Nigerians to patronise locally-made products as a strategy to address the current economic recession and boost national productivity and economic growth.
Saraki said, “It is our belief that made-in-Nigeria products will create opportunities for Nigerians who have products and services and they will be able to find market.
“We must think out of the box. These are challenging times for us as leaders and we must contribute our quota to the empowerment of the youths.”