The Edo State Government has announced commencement of its employment drive.
It urged appointees and government officials to mobilise their constituents in local government areas to register on the Edo Jobs portal.
The platform was set up to coordinate skills development and job creation initiatives and tackle unemployment in the state.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Jobs, Ukinebo Dare, advised applicants to apply via the EdoJobs portal http://edojobs.edostate.gov.ng/
He said there were existing vacancies for jobs and upcoming training on the website.
“We humbly appeal that you use your good office to reach out to constituents in your local government so they can apply for jobs and upcoming trainings,” the aide said.
She explained that opportunities advertised on the portal cut across all senatorial districts in the state and there are relevant vacancies for various levels of qualifications and ages.
The governor’s aide said that the EdoJobs 2.0 is a relaunch of the project, which is the skills development programme set up to meet Governor Obaseki’s desire for job creation and employability of residents in Edo State.
The training, she said, “is designed in such a way that some programmes have stipend packages, start-up packs while others have business support packages for trainees. The programme will also address the needs of the participating business partners and individuals.”
She explained that youths will be trained in various skills to meet the increasing demands for highly skilled workforce in the state.
“The objective of the programme is to enable the state government prepare youths as entrepreneurs and employers of labour in line with the vision of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to create 200,000 jobs,” Dare added.