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FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by rodeo0070(m): 4:48am On Dec 20, 2012
The Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation Initiatives, Josephine Washma, has hinted that the Federal Government intends to conduct a census of unemployed persons in the country early next year. Washma, who spoke to Daily Sun at an end of year dinner party, organized by the management of Premier Petroleum Company Limited, in Abuja, said the new survey, which will be carried out nationwide, will form the basis for the implementation of job creation initiatives of government.

“We are embarking on a new unemployment survey, in conjunction with the National Bureau of Statistics, to update the existing data base. We believe that NBS already has the structures to ensure a successful survey,” she said. According to the Special Assistant, the issue of unemployment cannot be properly addressed without a reliable data base, adding that proper job planning requires the knowledge of the number of the unemployed.

“So until we know how many persons are unemployed, how many are skilled, the number that are unskilled and how many of them can be given training upgrade to improve their performance. “What has been done before was a general survey but we want to segment that do as to enable us to direct efforts at those areas that are of critical importance,” she added.

Speaking on the renewed effort by government to tackle unemployment crisis in the country, Washma said President Jonathan has set up a standing Committee on Job Creation to chaired by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Nwogu. She said the committee which is to be inaugurated soon will drive the President’s intervention initiatives aimed at addressing joblessness among the youths in country. She said there will be a job creation musical show coming up early next year in conjunction with local and foreign entrepreneurs.

“It is something we should all look up to and give a chance to see how it tries to solve the unemployment problem in the country and by extension the issue of insecurity, ” she said. The Presidential aide said the committee will try in the interim to build on the unemployment data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and to move on to conduct unemployment surveys. She said NBS is also a member of the committee.

“There are various employment generation programmes being ran by government agencies but what we we need to do is to reassess such initiatives and to see if they actually, adding value or need to be restructured in certain ways to fit into the present expectations,” she said. “Let me say that the issue of unemployment has also to do with unemployable, that is the fact that a lot of our school leavers do not possess the require skills to attract employers of labour.

Their were CVs that I could not present even to traders in the market. So we are engaging on consultants that will help train these school leavers on how to prepare a resume because resume is the first step to securing a job. It is your marketing/selling point because the applicant might not be physically present when his application is being discussed, ” she said

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by fkaz(m): 6:22am On Dec 20, 2012
Thank god,presidency has setup a STANDING COMMITE to look into job creation grin grin grin grin
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by slap1(m): 6:31am On Dec 20, 2012
The standing committee will get tired of standing, and then a sitting committee will be set up to investigate why the standing committee couldn't stand for long. Motion without movement. #nonsense

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by rodeo0070(m): 6:49am On Dec 20, 2012
Total waste of time and resources.
To me its just a way of justifying their own inadequacies...

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by tigerleggs(m): 7:05am On Dec 20, 2012
Methink NBS should start the census on Nairaland, the land of jobless people. Me inclusive.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by ITbomb(m): 7:08am On Dec 20, 2012
Who is getting this contract?
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by achi4u(m): 7:14am On Dec 20, 2012
Nigeria is like an eroplane without pilot=drone

waiting to be explode


emmm! abeg make them count me ocheesy
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by alabiyemmy(m): 8:34am On Dec 20, 2012
So it is wrong to have a census of people without jobs in Nigeria? sometimes I wonder which kind of people make comments on NairaLand.

Every country has statistics on different sectors and having one on employment/unemployment is not a bad idea.

Objectivity is gone to the winds in the mind of people.

Noone ever says why it is a bad idea but some ill conceived comments with no logical proof.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by slap1(m): 8:53am On Dec 20, 2012
alabiyemmy: So it is wrong to have a census of people without jobs in Nigeria? sometimes I wonder which kind of people make comments on NairaLand.

Every country has statistics on different sectors and having one on employment/unemployment is not a bad idea.

Objectivity is gone to the winds in the mind of people.

Noone ever says why it is a bad idea but some ill conceived comments with no logical proof.
Do you live in Nigeria at all? Do you think that there is no previous record(s) of the unemployed in Naija? My friend, I have seen enough to know that this is just a means of feeding some elite pockets.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by alabiyemmy(m): 9:00am On Dec 20, 2012
slap1: Do you live in Nigeria at all? Do you think that there is no previous record(s) of the unemployed in Naija? My friend, I have seen enough to know that this is just a means of feeding some elite pockets.

Story. I am not your friend, and I dont want to be. So, keep that in your pocket. Whats where I live gt to do with issues on NairaLand. Previous records should not be updated or records of years should still be used. You are just one of those who shout wolf when there is none.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Okijajuju1(m): 9:39am On Dec 20, 2012
..Cencus kwa?!

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by vanstanzy(m): 9:42am On Dec 20, 2012
FG better get ready, cos they are in for a shocker. Unemployment rate for Naija no be beans.
My thinking is that FG will shy away from it, cos to me its an exercise in futility. They (FG) can always get an approx. figure just sitting where they are. But the most important thing is not counting the jobless, but actually providing jobs for the jobless. FG and their "merry-go-round" tactics again.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by k10: 9:43am On Dec 20, 2012
bad idea, so many employed people will register as unemployed just in case some remuneration is later paid in future...

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Sijo01(f): 9:48am On Dec 20, 2012
Standing commitee that will end up crawling and finally liedown doing nothing.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by miteolu(m): 9:49am On Dec 20, 2012
How much do FG intend to spend on this White Big Elephant Census

Xmas dey on my mind jo

Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by lolaluv1(f): 9:52am On Dec 20, 2012
Shior!
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by vanstanzy(m): 9:52am On Dec 20, 2012
Its a very good and sound scheme, but trust that it'll be hijacked. TRUTH IS ALWAYS BITTER, LIKE THIS ONE.
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by StevensJojo: 9:53am On Dec 20, 2012
O lawd Jesus!Pls don't let me be qualified to be counted in this census exercise by next year in the mighty name of Jesus! *bawling* *rolls in potorpotor*

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by eunisam: 9:53am On Dec 20, 2012
What is the need for this?

Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Emmy9ite(m): 9:56am On Dec 20, 2012
Nigerian are always praying and waiting for jobs. No one wants to be creative enough to give other people jobs. Assuming they were no industries, who will employ the unemployed. We should act and think like entrepreneurs.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by alfredo4u(m): 9:57am On Dec 20, 2012
Vanity upon vanity = VANITY....garri pls
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by iv4fb: 9:58am On Dec 20, 2012
will the census provide jobs?
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Chuksgeo(m): 9:59am On Dec 20, 2012
another committe? Xmas committe I guess, is it unemployment statistics or providing jobs, am sick of this goverment,I know of of over 20 relations of mine who are currently not employed excluding those that are undeqemployed.
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Morgan1092(m): 10:00am On Dec 20, 2012
This is a welcome development. I pray it wil nt end afta d census.
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by tiarm: 10:00am On Dec 20, 2012
tigerleggs: Methink NBS should start the census on Nairaland, the land of jobless people. Me inclusive.
....me tu jare
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by greatgod2012(f): 10:00am On Dec 20, 2012
I personally support d censors, let them do it, by d time its done, and they see d figure of unemployed pple in d country, they themselves will see how ineffective, inefficient and irrelevat they have been.
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Mcdugull: 10:00am On Dec 20, 2012
THIS WAN NA CREATING EXTRA JOB FOR THEMSELVES AT THE EXPENSE OF THE JOBLESS GRADUATES ! grin grin grin

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by a1solution: 10:03am On Dec 20, 2012
slap1: The standing committee will get tired of standing, and then a sitting committee will be set up to investigate why the standing committee couldn't stand for long. Motion without movement. #nonsense
na my country you dey yab like this?
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by Agbgift(f): 10:04am On Dec 20, 2012
alabiyemmy: So it is wrong to have a census of people without jobs in Nigeria? sometimes I wonder which kind of people make comments on NairaLand.

Every country has statistics on different sectors and having one on employment/unemployment is not a bad idea.

Objectivity is gone to the winds in the mind of people.

Noone ever says why it is a bad idea but some ill conceived comments with no logical proof.



Bros, I wonder which planet u for show. Common national population census, as nt be able to giver d aqurate numbers of nigerians citizens in dis country or feed for its citizens, na job census wan work?...In dis country, d rich keep getting richer, while d poor go poor d more. All dis committee of sleeping and standing na dem dem be d memebers, avenue to keep choping money. God help us sha. Make d world jst end make everybody cari load go met baba God.

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Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by slap1(m): 10:04am On Dec 20, 2012
alabiyemmy:

Story. I am not your friend, and I dont want to be. So, keep that in your pocket. Whats where I live gt to do with issues on NairaLand. Previous records should not be updated or records of years should still be used. You are just one of those who shout wolf when there is none.

What were the previous records used for?
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by jhydebaba(m): 10:07am On Dec 20, 2012
The count will surely be filled with underemployed people. The rate of underemployed persons in Nigeria is far greater than the unemployed. For instance, a university graduate earning 15000 naira monthly will still regard him/herself as unemployed cheesy
Re: FG To Conduct Census Of Jobless Nigerians In 2013... by shamama: 10:07am On Dec 20, 2012
Glo network for blackberry sucks in my area,abuja,its just dancing on and off,any clue pls

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