FG’s jobs portal ''N-Power'' records 403,000 entries in 36 hrs

The newly launched jobs portal of the Federal Government, “n-power.gov.ng”, has recorded 403,528 successful registrations since it opened for submissions on Sunday, according to the Job Creation Unit in the Presidency. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhede, stated this in a statement in Abuja yesterday...

He said: “We have been very impressed by the enthusiastic response to the call for applications. As at noon on Monday June 13, only 36 hours after the launch of the portal, 403,528 applicants had successfully registered on the site and were in the middle of completing the application process...

“We are also very pleased that the registrations have been taking place without any hitches or system failures, considering the volume of response.” He said all together, the website has received over 35 million hits since Saturday midnight. The jobs scheme is one of the five initiatives of the Social Investment Programmes of the Federal Government, described by President Muhammdu Buhari in his Democracy Day speech as “by far the most ambitious social protection programme in our history.”

A total sum of N500bn has been provided for the programme in the 2016 budget, an unprecedented development in the country’s budget history. N-Power is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities and to become players in the domestic and global markets.

The statement further stated that the programme will provide employment opportunities for 500,000 graduates as teachers, agriculture extension advisers, healthcare assistants, and civic and adult education instructors in communities across the country.

“There will also be a pool of 100,000 software developers, hardware service professionals, animators, graphic artists, building services professionals, artisans and others,” the statement added.

The Federal Government has assured all Nigerians that the application process would not only be structurally robust, transparent and fair, the selection process that will follow would also be based on objective criteria that have nothing to do with party affiliations.

Unemployed Nigerians, both graduate and non-graduates, would be drawn from across the country on state by state basis in the final analysis

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