Nationwide Registration of Jobless Nigerians to Reduce Unemployment Rate

Nationwide registration of jobless Nigerians: In an interview last weekend, Mrs Ifeoma Ezekwe, Enugu State coordinator of the agency, disclosed the plans of the Federal Government to have a platform where jobless Nigerians can register to help reduce unemployment rate among youths.

Mrs Ezekwe while speaking, expressed that the exercise is scheduled to hold across the 36 states of the country with the FCT, Abuja inclusive

The registration is ongoing simultaneously across the 774 local government areas, meanwhile it is specifically mapped out for only all unemployed Nigerians, with or without educational qualifications.

Ezekwe emphasized that the relevance of the registration exercise is to reduce Unemployment rate among citizens of the country with proper planning, as well as engage them in profitable ventures to curb crime and boost economic development.

The country cannot plan effectively without a well detailed and collected data and NDE has been in the business of reducing the number of unemployed people, making them employers of labour and self-employed,” stated the NDE coordinator.

Mrs Ezekwe in her statement listed and explicitly explained vividly the four major aim of the establishment for the nationwide registration of jobless Nigerians, which includes: vocational skills, small skills enterprises, rural empowerment and special public works.

In the already concluded training, the state directorate trained women in vocations such as bags and shoe making so that, as full-time housewives, they could have a vocation and earn some money.

The National Directorate of Employment officials made known to Nigerians that stipends will always be provided whenever the directorate trains citizens.

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Nationwide Registration of Jobless Nigerians to Reduce Unemployment Rate

Mrs Ezekwe attest that the NDE has lately been faced with challenges such as a lack of funds and problems due to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira re-design policy.

In summary, the NDE official called on the state government to assist the agency with vehicles to access hard-to-reach LGAs and certain non-motorable areas in the country.

Recall that past month on Nationwide registration of jobless Nigerians

National Directorate of Employment announced its readiness towards training 17 desk officers to help in registration to reduce Unemployment rate among youths across the 17 local government areas of the State and the training was slated to hold within the interval of April 17 to May 5 nationwide

NDE on Planning, Research and Statistics Department on April received approval by the Director General of NDE, Malam Abubakar Fikpo to commence training with aim to reduce Unemployment rate in the country

Also, Acting State Coordinator of NDE in Plateau, Mrs Asabe Lassa, during the training has urged the officers incharge to adhere strictly to the laid down guidelines throughout the registration processes and never to go contrarily.

She stated the following as requirements needed by persons who are to be registered for the exercise: National Identification Number (NIN) of unemployed persons, state of origin, proof of residency and history of skills. And that the unemployed persons should be duly registered in their respective local governments regardless of their state of origin.

Trainee officers were also advised to work closely with the chairman of the various local governments within their jurisdiction and other officials to ensure the exercise attains success.

In the same publication, the State Head of Research and Statistics, Mrs Anumi Mamza, explicitly made known that the exercise was critical for proper national planning for empowerment programmes and creation of employment opportunities.

Mrs Stephanie Nyelong, on behalf of the desk officers showed deep appreciation to the National Directorate of Employment for the opportunity to serve and assured them that they would discharge their duties diligently and efficiently.

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