Wednesday, May 8, 2013

13,000 job seekers register with LASG

job-seekers protester workerNo fewer than 13,116 job seekers have been registered in the Lagos State online data bank.
The program is designed to capture the details of unemployed residents of the state and their areas of interest of employment.
Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Wale Ahmed, who said this on Tuesday during a press briefing of the Ministry of Special Duties, added that the government used the portal as a platform of interaction for job seekers and employers of labour.
He said, “The objective is to provide opportunities for employers to have direct access to job applicants for the purpose of recruitment. A level of success has been recorded so far with 26 job placements.”
The commissioner said the government had also inaugurated 10 job registration centres in 10 local governments’ secretariats, while plans were on to build additional 10.
He added that the government was using its Job Opportunity Centre in Igando for skill acquisition training for youths willing to establish their own businesses.
Ahmed, who explained that the ministry had good working relationships with federal, state and local government agencies in the state on issues of security and safety, said the collaboration helped the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and other agencies in the ministry to respond and curtail losses during emergencies.
He said 19 fire incidents were recorded between May 2012 and March 2013, while cases of building collapse were eight.
He said, “There was also the ocean surge disaster at Kuramo Beach, the oil spillage on September 12, 2012 at Ikorodu Road, Ojota and another one on December 19, 2012. There was also the tanker fire accident at Apongbon on March 2, 2013. In all these, LASEMA responded promptly along with other stakeholders.
“We can also recollect the Dana plane accident at Iju-Ishaga on June 3, 2012.  152 passengers on board died, six people were still missing, four people were injured, while 38 people were displaced.
“In commemoration of the sad event, the state government is planning to build a cenotaph on the site, improve the road network in the area and mark the first anniversary at the site.”
The commissioner said the state safety commission had also ensured safety standard for all sectors involved in socio-economic activities in the state.
He urged residents of the state to partner the government in making Lagos a model state.

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