The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed in statement on Thursday through his special adviser on media, Crusoe Osagie that the state government is finalising arrangements to reopen the Edo Jobs portal on March 1, 2018.
The statement which was read in Benin City, quoted the governor as saying that the reopening of the portal would extend the window of opportunities for more youths to be captured in the state’s jobs database.
The governor reassured youths in the state of his administration’s commitment to fulfil his campaign promise of creating 200,000 jobs for the teeming unemployed youths.
According to Obaseki, “The reopening of the job portal is to capture more youths in the state, who are to undergo employability and capacity building training.
“After their training, these youths will be matched with employers of labours, who have indicated interest in employing young people.
“It is clear that we have a crisis of youth unemployment and we are making frantic efforts to address it. There are various options the applicants on the jobs portal can choose from.”
The EdoJobs initiative trained a batch of 500 youths late last year, and also supplied over 4,000 people trained by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) this year.