Following the rise in unemployment, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has canvassed for the creation of an employment commission for efficiency in job creation.
This is just as he said that such commission will create avenues for conversation and harmonious procedures for providers of vocational skills to generate employment without the interference of godfatherism.
Omeri who made this known on Thursday during a courtesy visit by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) management team in Abuja, said NOA and NDE are strategizing to enlighten Nigerians on job opportunity creation policies of the government.
He however called on the government agencies that provide vocational skills and services to be brought together under an Employment Commission for efficiency in job creation.
The NOA DG further declared that the agency will use its staff strength of 5,000 people that speaks all the languages and dialects of the country to effectively mobilize unemployed Nigerians to enlist for participation in the job creation opportunities provided by government.
He assured the NDE team that the project is laudable and the necessary information on process of application would be taken to all nooks and crannies of the country to enable applicants apply from any part of the country including the rural areas.
Earlier, the Acting Director General of NDE, Mr. Kunle Obayan said that the Directorate which was created to generate mass employment has many programmes on social protection, youth, agriculture, women and programmes for vulnerable people.
Obayan noted that in the areas of mass mobilization and sensitization, NOA has the grassroot penetration and proffers solutions on mobilization and communication of government’s policies and programmes, hence the need for the partnership.