N-Power. gov.ng, the newly launched jobs portal of the federal government, has recorded over 400,000 successful registrations and 35 million hits since it opened for submissions on Sunday, presidency has said.
The job creation unit in the presidency said “we have been very impressed by the enthusiastic response to the call for applications”.
Heavy traffic has crashed the site as Nigerians seek to take advantage of the openings.
Afolabi Imoukhede, senior special assistant to the president on job creation, said: “As at noonon 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.
“We are also very pleased that the registrations have been taking place without any hitches or system failures, considering the volume of response.”
All together the website has received over 35 million hits since Saturday midnight, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the vice-president, said in a press statement.
The jobs scheme, known as ‘N-Power’, is one of the five initiatives of the social investment programmes of the federal government.
“About N500 billion has been provided for the programme in the 2016 budget,” he said.
“N-Power is 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 will provide employment opportunities for 500,000 graduates as teachers, agriculture extension advisers, healthcare assistants, and civic and adult education instructors in communities across Nigeria.
“There will also be a pool of 100,000 software developers, hardware service professionals, animators, graphic artists, building services professionals, artisans and others.”