The Ogun State Government on Thursday launched a job portal to employed and unemployed youths in the State, with a view to providing them jobs and training opportunities suitable for their trade and academic qualifications.
At the event were Vice President Yemi Osibajo, The State Governor Dapo Abiodun, his deputy, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele and other dignitaries.
Also at the official unveiling of the State Job Portal in Abeokuta, Thursday were 20 successful applicants who were offered automatic employment by the state government.
The job portal which was under review recorded over 5,000 candidates when a test-run was done in July for only two hours.
Vice President Yemi Osibajo (centre) flanked right by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and left by Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele; third right, Sen. Tolu Odebiyi; fourth left, Special Adviser to Gov Abiodun on Youth Empowerment and Job Creation. Lekan Olude; 8th left Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Olakunle Oluomo and far right former Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun, surrounded by 20 successful applicants offer automatic employment by the State Government at the official unveiling of the State Job Portal in Abeokuta, Thursday.
The response according to the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, 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, upskill 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.
“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.”
Somorin in a release on Tuesday said Governor Abiodun has appointed Mr Lekan Olude, 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.