ABUJA —The Presidency was yesterday in a happy mood when it
discovered that the newly launched jobs portal of the Federal
Government “N-Power. gov.ng,” has recorded over 400,000 successful
registrations within 36 hours. This was announced by the Job Creation
Unit in the Presidency.
But there was an air of puerile feelings around the Presidential Villa that
the celebration was misplaced as it would mean celebrating
unemployment which should ordinarily put the seat of power on a sober
It would be recalled that the portal was opened for online applications
from unemployed Nigerians graduates and non-graduates alike, Sunday,
June 12, 2016.
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi
Imoukhuede, who works in the office of Vice President, Yemi Osinabjo,
was quoted in a statement as saying 403,528 applications had been
received as at yesterday afternoon.
“We have been impressed by the enthusiastic response to the call for
applications. As at noon on Monday, June 13, only 36 hours after the
launch of the portal, 403, 528 applicants had successfully registered on
the site and were in the middle of completing the application process."