Kebbi Govt. launches Data Capture Portal to bolster youths’ employment




The Kebbi State Government has launched a Data Capture Portal under the State Ministry for Information and Communication Technology to boost employment opportunities for youths across the state.

The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the approval for the creation of the portal (www.dcp.kebbistate.gov.ng), which would also enable youths to benefit from the various interventions by the Federal Government and other organisations in the country.

Speaking during the event in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, the State ICT Commissioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammdu-Magoro, said the gesture was part of government’s commitment to ensure development in all sectors.

He said that the portal was launched in order to collate accurate data of all unemployed, educated and uneducated youths in the state, adding that registration is free-of-charge.

He said: “The State Government is poised to having a robust and efficient database of all the unemployed youth in the state, hence, allow for better planning.

“The data will be captured so that when the opportunities abound, more qualified youths will benefit from such interventions from the Federal Government and other Development Partners”.

“We have already successfully conducted registration exercise like those of N-power and NYIF. With this portal, more of our youth will benefit”.

Alhaji Magoro further explained that arrangements were made to ensure that both the educate and uneducated people benefit from the registration.

“Their data will then be uploaded into the portal, hence they can as well benefit when the opportunities for such jobs and interventions come,” the commissioner added.

He acknowledged the contributions of the CBN, NOA and NIMC among others, saying that such support had facilitated the successful take-off of the portal.

Also speaking, the Wazirin Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar, said that the gesture would greatly reduce unemployment in the state.

He described the youth as the backbone of any society, stressing that no efforts to provide employment opportunities for them was too much.

Alhaji Umar urged the youth not to miss the opportunity provided by the state government in upgrading themselves.

In his remark, The State Chairman of Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Alhaji Nura Bello, said the youth in the state never had it so good.

He said youths have benefited immensely from interventions from both the States and Federal Government, saying that SMEs across the country have witnessed boom.




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