The Nasarawa State Government says it would launch a website for registering unemployed youths as well as a database for potential and unemployed youths across the state.

The state Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Othman Bala-Adam, who made the disclosure to newsmen on Tuesday, said the portal would also afford the youth the opportunity to select skill acquisition of their choice.

Mr Othman disclosed that registration would commence by the first week of August, adding that the ministry would soon release the link via which the prospective youths could register.

According to him, the government would use the website for job consideration when the need arises, urging youths across the state to get registered once the portal comes up.

“Registered youths will state their qualification while those who are not fortunate to attend school will also have their names and equally make a career choice,” Mr Othman explained.

“It will afford us the opportunity to also plan ahead on how to provide incentives to those that participate in any of the skill acquisition programs.

“We are out to ensure that we capture the majority of our talented youths who are not gainfully employed but can train on becoming self-reliant.

“This government is conscious of the fact that the youths form the majority of the population but lack what to do.

“So, we will design the website in such a way that other agencies can have access and may pick professionals with skills that can work in their agencies.

“For instance, if we have a construction Job in the state that needs builders and other professionals, we would click on the site and go to the space for builders and select those eligible and send to the contractor for consideration.

“By so doing, we don’t need to start advertising or go out looking for them,” the commissioner stated.

Daily Nigerian

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