FG opens job opportunity portal for job seekers

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[Abuja]–The federal government of Nigeria has disclosed her intention to open an online portal to register unemployed citizens of the country.

The portal which will be active as from Wednesday April 5 is to get up to date data of unemployed Nigerians and to link them to job opportunities in both private and public sector.

The Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, disclosed this in a statement, in Abuja on Monday.

He said the registration was in compliance with NDE’s mandate “to obtain and maintain a data bank on unemployment and vacancies in the country.”

“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,” he said.

“The directorate sees this initiative as a bold step toward deepening the effectiveness of its employment creation strategies and a critical input into the process of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and schemes.”

Onwuliri explained that the online portal, which would serve as a meeting point for job seekers and their prospective employers, would go a long way to eliminate the cumbersome process of recruitment by employers of skilled labour in private and public sectors.

He included that 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 gave the portal’s address as: www.jobsforall.ng.

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