Ogun Job Portal to be launched on Thursday

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The job portal promised by the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, will be formally launched on Thursday.

The public presentation will take place at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta at noon prompt.

The portal will register, on a continuous basis, employed and unemployed youths in the State with a view to providing jobs and training opportunities suitable for their trade and academic qualifications.

The job portal which was under review recorded over 5,000 candidates where a test-run was done last month for only two hours.

According to Kunle Somorin, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, the response underscored the enthusiasm of Ogun citizens to the State Government job creation initiative

“The Government of Ogun State is partnering with the public-private sector stakeholders to create opportunities, up skill and expand the job space for our teeming young men and women and those who have special talents,” the statement quoted the Governor as saying.

“It is a major pillar of our quality governance model. We are going to have an inclusive government that will utilise valuable potentials that abound in the State and that’s why we are involving the private sector.

“All graduates and those with vocational training across the State will give their information and we will endeavour to match them with potential employers training opportunities, not only within the civil service but also with the private sector, with whom we are partnering”, he stated.

To ensure that the citizens and residents of the states are not short-changed “we will send a Local Content Bill to the Legislature, such that investors will first look inward to availability of workers in Ogun State and make our youths their primary catchment area when they site their companies here”.

Already, the Governor has appointed Mr Lekan Olude, a co-founder of Jobberman, a leading human resources management firms in the continent as his Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment to coordinate activities and policies on Job creation and facilitate linkage with employers and multilateral development agencies.

At the launch of the portal on Thursday, instant jobs would be offered to some lucky applicants.

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