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Following up on its promise during the electioneering period, the federal government is set to begin the registration of employed youths within the country.
The federal government will soon begin the registration of unemployed youths ahead of the payment of the planned N5,000 as social security stipend.
This was made known by the the acting director general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Olakunle Obayan, during the official handover by the former Director General, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed. He said the registration will begin in 2016.
Obayan also spoke on the current template to address the challenges of unemployment in the country. He said:“Actually some of them (projects) are brand new and they are coming up in 2016. We are going to tenaciously pursue the employment generation activities of NDE, and we are going to expand their scope.
“This new schemes when they come on board, are schemes such that they are going to take care of the social security issues and something that will need majority of the people to get something doing.”
He stated that: “Besides, we have programmes that are for the graduates of the tertiary institutions as well. We have so many programmes that have been designed such that it will improve our service delivery system.
“We are going to pursue that vigorously, we are going to start a national registration of the unemployed. That we are going to take on fully so that we will have a great idea of how many of them are around.”
He explained that NDE has diversified into various areas in the training and mentoring of Nigerians not just for acquiring jobs but also for creating employment opportunities for other Nigerians.