- To drastically reduce the massive number of unemployed Nigerians, the federal government has opened a job and employment creation portal
- The portal is monitored by Ministry of Labor and Employment, as announced by Chris Nigige on Wednesday 22 June
- Ngige said the Nigerian Labor Exchange (NILEX) portal is used by employers and job applicants will
Abuja – The federal government has opened an employment and job creation portal for resident Nigerians and citizens in the diaspora.
This was announced by Labor and Employment Secretary Chris Ngige on Wednesday, June 22 during his call with State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) announced at Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ngige s Also said that the FEC has approved the digitization of Nigeria’s Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) operations, Vanguard reports called Nigerian Labor Exchange (NILEX) which would be based there its Ministry of Employment and Job Creation.
He explained that the platform had not been developed over time and couldn’t stand the stress of the influx of people wanting to get involved.
Ngigi said the platform should be used by employers and job seekers.
ThisDay quotes him as saying:
“Employers come in and load the vacancy they have, the type of skills they want, the qualifications of people who can fit there.
“Then the job seekers die je People looking for jobs, graduates, non-graduates register, enter the qualification, enter their skills and their skills, and then the two groups are matched. The employer can talk to a job seeker through this platform.
“So we haven’t been able to expand it over the years. But the funds are now being made available via a bilateral, multilateral agreement. So we redesign it, remodel it and then update the infrastructure.
“The Council has approved the consultant to do this even with a 12 week completion deadline and with that we have the first phase of digitization of this particular platform.
“One of the good things about our platform, now that it’s going live, is going to be all these phone platforms asking people to sign up for work and N10,000 or N20 Depositing ,000 will be a thing of the past because this will be a government platform. And when you go there, you know it’s a real platform…”
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