The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced online registration of unemployed persons in the country. It said in Abuja that the purpose of the exercise was not only to develop a database of unemployed persons, but to also provide scientific evidence on the character, nature and current trends of unemployment in the country.
Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations in the office of the Director General, Edmund Onwuliri, quoted the Acting Director General, Kunle Obayan, as saying that the exercise was part of the mandate of the directorate as the agency charged with the responsibilities of designing skill sets to suit various types of unemployed persons.
Onwuliri stated that the framework for the online registration handled by the directorate had been completed and ready for launch. He added: “The online portal which went live on Wednesday April 5, 2017, is designed to capture the relevant details of every unemployed person. It will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job seekers and employers.”
He hinted that there was a practical demonstration of the workings of the portal at the NDE stand at the recently concluded 28th edition of the Enugu International Trade on April 6, 2017.
However, he stated that the portal could be accessed on: www.jobsforall.ng. He disclosed that the directorate saw the initiative as a bold step towards deepening the effectiveness of its employment creation strategies and a critical input into the process of designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and schemes.
He added that the online portal would also serve as a meeting point for job seekers and employers thereby reducing the cumbersome process of recruitment among employers of skilled labour in the private and public sectors.
Also keying into the registration exercise, the Taraba state government has charged unemployed youths in state to take advantage of the on-going online registration exercise.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Anthony Danburam, said in a statement in Jalingo that the on-going online registration would go a long way to assist state governments and members of the public.