The federal government yesterday disclosed its intention to site at least one job centre in all local government areas of the country before the end of March next year.
The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Paul Adalikwu, stated this while speaking during a panel of discussion addressing Nigeria’s unemployment challenge at the 48th Annual National
Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria in Abuja.
Stating that the centres will be used to gather data on the actual number of unemployed persons in the country, he assured that the centres would address the lack of data for unemployed persons, adding that currently, no one knows the exact number of jobless people across the country.
He said, “For the first time in Nigeria, that process is being perfected and precisely by the first quarter of next year, we are going to have the processes put in place where unemployed graduates can register their data for proper planning and coordination across the country. So, by the first quarter of next year, we will have our job centres in all local governments in Nigeria.”