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500,000 Teachers: Ngige denies call for job application

By The Rainbow
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Minister of Labour and Employment,Senator Chris Ngige, has denied requesting applicants to submit their curriculum vitae(CVs) to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment as reported by an online publication.

The clarification cum denial was made available to newsmen by his Deputy Director (Press), Olowookere Samuel, in Abuja on Monday. He said that at the appropriate time government would roll out its strategies to engage Nigerians in decent employment.

The government, according to him, has mapped out plans for massive job creation through the following programmes: Graduate Teachers Conversion Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Vocational Skills Acquisition and Upgrading, Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) for the vulnerable persons, including market women.

The statement reads in part:
“The attention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. (Dr) Chris Ngige has been drawn to the online publication requesting unemployed Nigerian youths to submit application for employment at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Headquarter and Zonal offices nationwide.

“The general public is hereby advised to disregard this false directive as it did not emanate from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

“Any person who does otherwise, does so at his or her own risk, especially when some of the websites have been requesting applicants to pay what they dubbed “application fees”.

“In view of the apprehension the above false information has generated it is pertinent to point out that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the creation of decent employment opportunities for teeming unemployed Nigerians and has perfected plans for massive job creation.

“This would be achieved through well thought out programmes such as Graduate Teachers Conversion Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Vocational Skills Acquisition and Upgrading, Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) for the vulnerable persons including market women,”the statement added.