The Ogun State government has opened a job portal, where unemployed youths in the State would register on a continuous basis, with a view to provide them jobs suitable for their trade and academic qualifications.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, gave the site address as http://www.iseya.ng/public/, urging those concerned to avail themselves of the opportunity.
According to the release, “the Government of Ogun State is partnering with the public-private sector to expand job space for our teeming young men and women and those who have special talents.
“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 is 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, not only within the civil service, but also with the private sector, with whom we are partnering”, he stated.
It added that to ensure the citizens and residents of the states are not short-changed, government would forward a local content bill to the State House of Assembly for legislative action, such that, investors would first scout for potential workers in the State, ensuring that, youths in the local areas, where the companies would be sited are the first beneficiaries for employment.
“Some are also to be trained as DJs, artistes, dramatists, musicians and entrepreneurship”, the statement added.
“Besides linking our graduates with industrialists and government agencies, we plan to engage 10,000 farmers to be supported for mechanised farming with attendant value chain benefits to make agric-business bedrock of this administration’s plan to lift people out of poverty’’, the statement concluded.