The federal government of Nigeria commences the online documentation/registration of unemployed Nigerians today. The registration 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.
The announcement was made in Abuja on Monday by the Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri said the registration will help the government to collect up-to-date data of unemployed Nigerians so as to be able to link job seekers up with existing vacancies in the government. Onwuliri said the the registration would go a long way to eliminate the stressful process of recruitment by employers, as well as employees in both the private and public sectors.
Meanwhile, the World Bank, under its Growth and Employment (GEM) project, has approved N756.3 million for disbursement to 81 young Nigerian innovators.