Nigerian govt to commence registration o‎f unemployed citizens

FILE PHOTO: Thousands of young Nigerians jostled for 11 job positions in UNTH Enugu, South East Nigeria
FILE PHOTO: Thousands of young Nigerians jostled for 11 job positions in UNTH Enugu, South East Nigeria

The Nigerian government is set to begin online registration of u‎nemployed Nigerians from April 5, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

A statement released, Monday, by the Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Edmund Onwuliri, said the registration was aimed at collecting up-to-date data of unemployed Nigerians.

Mr. Onwuliri said the registration was in compliance with NDE’s mandate to obtain and maintain a data bank on unemployment and vacancies in the country.

The deputy director, according to the statement, said the exercise would enable the directorate to serve as a clearing house linking job seekers with existing vacancies in government agencies and the private sector.

“The online portal which goes live on Wednesday April 5, 2017, is designed to capture the relevant details of any unemployed person,” he said.

“It will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job seekers and employers,” he added.

The NDE chief also reiterated that there will be a practical demonstration of the workings of the portal at the NDE stand at the ongoing 28th edition of the Enugu International Trade on Thursday.

“The directorate sees this initiative as a bold step toward deepening the effectiveness of its employment creation strategies and a critical input into the process of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and
schemes,” he added.

Mr. Onwuliri explained that the online portal would henceforth serve as a meeting point for millions of job seekers and their prospective employers.

He also added that the initiative would go a long way to eliminate the cumbersome process of recruitment by employers of skilled labour in private and public sectors.

The address of the portal, the statement noted, is


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  • Sincere-Voice

    Very good….

    • Otile

      Very good how? What good will come out of it?

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    This is the worst government ever seen in Nigeria history, a government full of motions with any inch of movement ,full of propaganda, full of hypocrisy.
    What unemployed Nigerians are looking for is employment and not data base, the government should put up a thinking cap, stop this almajiri dance of mediocrity, abandon her clannish, tribal, ethnic and religious bigotry, and look out for citizens who have the knowledge, training and experience to provide effective leadership for our traumatized nation.
    Nigeria is unfortunate to fall into the evil grip of liars, hypocrites, deceivers, falsehood peddlers, empty brains and mind imbeciles as their own change drivers.
    It’s from god to worse for Nigeria, what a pity, what a tragedy, what a shame. May God deliver our nation from this calamity called change.

    • Mohammed Abubakar

      do you really know what you are saying, are you that myopically minded and bigot?
      don’t be sentimentally malicious if you are that educated.

      • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

        Myopically minded for crying out loud. Sentimentally malicious for crying out against buharis fumbling, tumbling, hypocritical, integrity deficient, lying government.
        A bigot for saying that buhari should throw away his clannish, religious, ethnic bigoted mindset and assemble competent Nigerians wherever they may be found to help drive my nation out of the pit of hunger,pain,agony, calamity and calamity where buharis incompetence and myopia had cast Nigeria.
        Mr almajiri ,are you OK and satisfied with the state and conditions of Nigeria under buhari.
        If you are OK ,let it be known unto you that vast majority of Nigerian citizens are in painsive moods as a result of buharis battering and destruction of Nigeria.

  • This is a good project if well implemented. Let there be a database to post resumes by those seeking employment, that is accessible by the prospective employers. Hopefully this is not another gimmick from this fraudulent administration to scam the gullible semi illiterate Nigerians. We’ll keep a tab on the progress and hold this department accountable.

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    What should be TOP on the list of things to register is not the unemployed citizens BUT the number of Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria so that we can identify them each time they kill people or attack a community and destroy/burn property. Rather than do this, the Nigerian govt is focusing on something else. Which is easier? Registering ALL Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria or registering all unemployed Nigerians? This is why I know that Buhari and his govt are supporting terrorism and Islamization agenda.

    • Mohammed Abubakar

      do you really know what you are saying, are you that myopically minded and bigot? why talking linking terrorism and islamization, dont be sentimentally malicious if you are that educated.