FG to commence registration of all unemployed Nigerians

From April 5, the Federal Government will commence online registration of unemployed Nigerians as a measure of collecting up to date data of unemployed people in the country.

The Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, revealed this in a statement, in Abuja on Monday.
Onwuliri said the registration was to meet up with NDE’s mandate “to obtain and maintain a data bank on unemployment and vacancies in the country.”

According to him, the exercise would enable the directorate to serve as a clearing house linking job seekers with existing vacancies in government agencies and the private sector.

“The online portal which goes live on Wednesday April 5, 2017, is designed to capture the relevant details of any unemployed person. It will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job seekers and employers.

In a statement, he said; “There will be a practical demonstration of the workings of the portal at the NDE stand at the ongoing 28th edition of the Enugu International Trade on Thursday”.

He further revealed the online registration portal’s address as:

The deputy director explained that the online portal would however serve as a meeting point for unemployed people seeking for job and their prospective employers, he also pointed out that the initiative would go a long way to eliminate the cumbersome process of recruitment by employers of skilled labour in private and public sectors.

Is this the solution to the increasing unemployment rate in Nigeria? Only time will tell. let’s hope for a better outcome.

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