See The Number Of People That Applied For FG's N-Power Jobs


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The Minister of Labour and
Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige,
said on Monday that the Federal
Government had received
800,000 applications for the
500,000 jobs promised the youth.
Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige
Speaking at the 5th Town Hall
Meeting organised by the
Federal Ministry of Information in
Enugu on Monday, Ngige advised the people of the South
East to explore the opportunity
by registering on the web portal.
He said that the jobs were mainly
for teaching and skills
acquisition as promised by the APC government.
He said that the administration
had a good agenda for the
unemployed youths irrespective
of the current challenges facing
it. The minister said that 100,000
out of the 500,000 tobe
employed would be trained as
agricultural extension workers
and deployed to rural areas to
assist the farmers with improved method of farming through the
partnership of the ministry of
agriculture.
“I want our graduates to register
so that they will not say that they
are marginalised when people that registered are selected,” he
said.
He urged the governors and
local government chairmen in
the South East to assist their
youths to print the forms as many expressed difficulty in
accessing the portal.
Ngige regretted that youths
neglected skills acquisition to
chase white collar jobs that were
not in existence, adding that most skilled jobs were being
done by Ghanaians and people
from other neighboring
countries.
“If our youths had acquired
skills, they would be self employed and reliant and shun
Boko Haram, IPOB and
Avengers,” the minister said.
He described Igbo youths as
enterprising and
hardworkingand could survive without depending on the
government but had neglected
their values.
The minister explained that the
current economic hardship the
country faced was because the past government neglected
agriculture and failed to savefor
the rainy day.
He admonished the Igbo to
come out of the
“persecutionsyndrome,’’ saying that the APC-led government
was notmarginalising any
section of the country.