Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State government said its jobs portal opened to the public last Thursday has registered over 25,000 unemployed persons within the last five days.
The government according to a release from the Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Monday in Abeokuta, Mr Kunle Somorin said it has started analysing the profiles and would in a couple of weeks start matching those on the database and linking them with prospective employers.
According to the statement, Mr Mr Lekan Olude, Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun was quoted to have stated that ” a whopping 24,815 had registered up to the afternoon of Monday.
He noted that following calls by a cross section of the state that the jobs portal was malfunctioning, the Governor ordered that all glitches be cleared.
“I can confirm to you that the portal works seamlessly now and in spite of the pressure and number of applicants, registration goes on minute-by-minute basis.”
“The diversity of applications received is also overwhelming. They cut across careers, ages and ethnic backgrounds. People have applied from all over the country and beyond,” Olude added.
He said that the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun is a man of vision, who would not settle for anything less than quality, adding that the governor decided to officially launch the portal alongside the Vice President because of the premium placed on youth employment and human capital development.
Mr. Olude enjoined those who had issues registering earlier to go back online and complete their applications. He added that “artisans and craftsmen and women should also know that we expect them to also register as we are planning tons of programmes for their empowerment”.
Olude, a co-founder of Jobberman, Africa’ urged those who are complaining about the site to be patient, and follow the same process which helped the over 25,000 that had registered, saying that government had placed the management of the portal in the hands of very competent professionals who are worthy partners in the building our future together agenda.