No fewer than 100,000 applicants have registered in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo, for the state employment initiative, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
An official of the scheme, who pleaded anonymity, said 100,000 applicants had so far registered for the jobs.
“We have so far registered 100,000 people and as you can see, we are tiding up our work because the exercise is expected to end today(Tuesday).
“So we have only today to register people before the exercise ends,” the official said.
The scheme is to enable government to have statistics on the number of applicants, to enable it to work out modalities for placement of the 200,000 jobs to be created by the state government.
The scheme is to absorb unemployed graduates in the area of agriculture, revenue collection, road management and waste management.
A NAN correspondent who visited the centre on Tuesday reported that few job seekers were turning up for the last minute rush to enroll in the scheme.
Registration for the scheme commenced on March 8 across the 18 local government areas of the state and was expected to end on Tuesday. (NAN)