THE Federal Government jobs portal “N-Power.gov.ng” which was launched at the weekend has already recorded over 400,000 successful registrations under 36 hours.
This came against media reports that the site had crashed following high volume of traffic from unemployed Nigerians 24 hours after it was opened.
Quoting the Job Creation Unit in the Presidency, a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in Abuja, on Monday, said the unit was impressed by the enthusiasm shown by applicants.
The statement said: “We have been very 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.”
The statement attributed to Mr Afolabi Imoukhede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, added: “We are also very pleased that the registrations have been taking place without any hitches or system failures, considering the volume of response.”
It said all together the website has received over 35 million hits since Saturday midnight.
The statement noted that N-Power is one of the five initiatives of the Social Investment Programmes of the present administration for which a total sum of N500 billion had been provided in the 2016 budget.
It explained that N-Power was designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities and to become players in the domestic and global markets.
It would provide employment opportunities for 500,000 graduates as teachers, agriculture extension advisers, health care assistants, civic and adult education instructors in communities across Nigeria.