The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has advised unemployed Nigerians to register at the online job portal of the Social Intervention Scheme of the Federal Government in order to benefit from different categories of programmes which government is offering. He explained that the registration on the portal, (Npower.ng.org) will end on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Ngige, who made this call at the weekend while flagging-off the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), School-To-Work Programme in Calabar, Cross River State, said: “Unfortunately as we speak, by last week, the portal has only recorded about 1.2 million persons. We expect more persons to have been registered in the portal before our screening exercise. The portal closes 31st August 2016 which is just few days away.”
The minister further explained: “For those who are not computer literate, we advise state governments to encourage them by using local government chairmen to move into local government areas and register the unemployment persons there, so that they can qualify to be considered for the scheme. Each state of the federation is expected to recruit about 1,500 persons.”