Kebbi launches data capture portal to boost employment

 Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi



KEBBI State Government has launched a data capture portal under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bolster employment opportunities for youths.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave approval for the creation of the portal


The portal was also launched to enable the people, especially youths, to benefit from interventions by the Federal Government and organisations.

ICT Commissioner Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammdu Magoro said the gesture was part of the commitment of Governor Bagudu to ensure the development of the people in all sectors.

He said the portal was launched to collate the data of unemployed, educated and uneducated youths, adding that registration was free.

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Magoro said: “The government is poised to have a robust and efficient database of unemployed youths, to allow for better planning.

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

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

He said arrangements have been made to ensure that even the uneducated people benefit from the registration.

“We have made arrangements with designated business centres in all local governments and Internet cafes for the uneducated youth to go and fill forms.

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