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Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 9:05pm On Oct 08
Introduction

Oil price, Naira value, Employment rate and other rates might be dropping drastically, but one 'rate' (aspect) of the country which has virtually refused to reduce/drop, is the rate of fresh graduate pushed to the labor market almost every quarter of the year. This is no longer a surprising news. Two streams of corps members in every batches is now a norm as far as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is concern. As a result, the labor market is currently the most populated market in the country, even far more populated than Aba, Alaba and all the International markets in Nigeria combined.



I'm looking forward to a future of Nigeria, when I'll edit this article, striking out the quoted sentence below and replacing it with the opposite. But for now, let just admit the truth that:

Employment rate in the country is just too low.

More worse is the fact that even the little available job opportunities in the country are not equally distributed across the Nation's 36+1 states. And that is why, in this article, I'll be showing you Top 5 States in Nigeria with High Employment Opportunity.

After reading through this article, I'll recommend that every serious job seeker, should at least, have a resume with a residence address in one of these state, especially the state of your choice, that is the state you want to start hunting job in. I know someone will be asking why you should follow the above recommendation. In my next week's edition of job tips, I'll be sharing with you why you should not use one state's residential address to apply for a job vacancy that will be taken in another state.

Top 10 State in Nigeria with High Employment Opportunity

Lagos State:

Without any doubt or question asked, Lagos remain the center of Nigerian's Economy, and the largest center of commerce in the whole Africa. In the past 7 - 9 months, Lagos state have accounted for more than 60% of jobs advertised on CareerportalNg. The interesting part of it all, is the fact that, no matter your field of study, in terms of job opportunity, Lagos state have something to offer, making the state the last resort for folks that studied stubborn courses from their higher institutions.

The Federal Capital City - Abuja:

Following after Lagos state, is the Federal Capital Territory - Abuja. It no doubt that Abuja remains the 'landing page' for most foreign folks, especially foreign NGOs with project to pursue in the Northern part of Nigeria. And also, don't forget the presence of those huge, huge government-owned establishment and Parastatals. Despite all those, the benchmark set by Lagos state in terms of employment opportunity remains unbeatable.

Borno State

I know most of you are expecting Rivers state to be the next, I expected same, but our statistics showed the opposite, giving the third spot to Borno state, Nigeria. Wondering why? Well, the answer is not far fetched, NGOs! The consistent Boko Haram insurgence in the northern part of the nation especially Borno state, has drawn the attentions of both indigenous and foreign Non-governmental Organizations to the state. Currently, there are above 20 indigenous and foreign NGOs, actively recruiting for various projects in Borno state, bringing the state to the third spot on our lists of Top 5 States in Nigeria with High Employment Opportunity.


Rivers State

Yeah, now to the Nigerian oil depot - Rivers state. Want to pursue careers in the Oil and Gas industry, then you better start hunting jobs in Rivers state. That however, does not mean that the only available job opportunities in Rivers state is in the oil and gas sector. You can find career opportunities of varying categories in Rivers state as well, and below is the list of job vacancies currently available in Rivers state.


Oyo State

The Last but not the least, is Oyo state. To be more specific on that, I'm referring to Ibadan, because 8 out of ten vacancies in Oyo state is taken in Ibadan, the state capital. In fact, this is not just the case of Oyo state alone, all the aforementioned states are characterized with more job opportunities in the state capital, and few scattered among other local government of the state with exception to Borno State.


Conclusion

Like I said earlier, if you are a serious job seeker, start hunting jobs in the states mentioned above, and you should really start now, especially serving corps members. I'm not saying every single job seekers out there should relocate to the above states from the whole 36+1 states in Nigeria. But just add a bit more diligence to your job hunting tactics.

Don't confide yourself to finding jobs in your state or locality alone, lunch out your CV's and resume to any of the above states with more employment opportunities, and as you do that, consider my earlier recommendations.

When applying to a job available in any of the above state, or another state outside your state, please consider using the address of the state where the job is going to be taken in your CV or resume. You may have a brother or friend who resides in such states, ask them to give you a detailed address so you can include it in your CV. Also try and memorize the address in case luck shines on you, and you get called for a phone interview.

Do let me know what you think in the comment section below. 


Source: https://www.careerportal.ng/top-5-state-in-nigeria-with-high-employment-opportunity/

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by sonature1: 10:20pm On Oct 08
Putting Borno ahead of Rivers State is an insult to the latter. The number of companies in Trans-Amadi alone far outnumber those in the whole of Borno State.

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by bollingjoe(m): 10:24pm On Oct 08
Ogun state should be part of this states cos you can't forget about agbara ota industrial axis and even Ewekoro. I say your list is faulty

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 10:27pm On Oct 08
sonature1:
Putting Borno ahead of Rivers State is an insult to the latter. The number of companies in Trans-Amadi alone far outnumber those in the whole of Borno State.
I understand Bro, but we are not counting numbers of companies here, but how many of them are recruiting, or at least, announcing their vacancies to public hearings?

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by chrisbaxtian(m): 11:33pm On Oct 08
talk2ekpa:

I understand Bro, but we are not counting numbers of companies here, but how many of them are recruiting, or at least, announcing their vacancies to public hearings?


scrap oyo from the list! replace it with ogun

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Mazeltovscotty(m): 6:18am On Oct 09
talk2ekpa:

I understand Bro, but we are not counting numbers of companies here, but how many of them are recruiting, or at least, announcing their vacancies to public hearings?
and when the companies were recruiting, where were you? Pls delist Borno state joor, its insulting

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by laurel03: 7:04am On Oct 09
oyo on dt list will make potorpotor people vex now....

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by danniyal(m): 7:21am On Oct 09
Mazeltovscotty:
and when the companies were recruiting, where were you? Pls delist Borno state joor, its insulting

Easy bro. It's based on current statistics. Why can't you just list the number of current openings in Rivers to buttress your point

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by master69(m): 7:26am On Oct 09
danniyal:


Easy bro. It's based on current statistics. Why can't you just list the number of current openings in Rivers to buttress your point
then the other person too should start mention the one in Borno state...gve me free job in Borno with accommodation I no go.

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Oluwainnie(f): 7:29am On Oct 09
bollingjoe:
Ogun state should be part of this states cos you can't forget about agbara ota industrial axis and even Ewekoro. I say your list is faulty
ogun state??

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 7:31am On Oct 09
Mazeltovscotty:
and when the companies were recruiting, where were you? Pls delist Borno state joor, its insulting
Guys...Look

I'm not writing to promote any state here. This article is based on recent data and events within the last 3 months, and I'll be updating the list after every 3 or 6 months, and that is if there are changes.

Some persons are shouting Ogun, and so on. Soon others will start shouting Kaduna, Osun etc. But trust me, if the list should have increased to ten, all those states would be in.

As for Borno and Rivers state, guys... I tried to be as fair as possible. And one thing I need us all to understand, is the fact that this list is based on 'Employment opportunity' not 'Employment Rate'. These are two different things. Think it through: for example, what do you think will happen in a state where people are running from? Because in such state, a single position can be advertised multiples time, with no one taking it. I think that to me is employment opportunity.

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Oluwainnie(f): 7:33am On Oct 09
chrisbaxtian:


scrap oyo from the list! replace it with ogun
ogun state ke

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by wolextayo(m): 7:37am On Oct 09
If to say Lagos fit just big sha. As small as it is. It's still the center of excellence

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Pojomojo: 7:39am On Oct 09
Ogun is modern slavery with those bastards indians
chrisbaxtian:



scrap oyo from the list! replace it with ogun

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 7:43am On Oct 09
wolextayo:
If to say Lagos fit just big sha. As small as it is. It's still the center of excellence
Bro believe me, Lagos is a blessing to Nigeria

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 7:45am On Oct 09
Pojomojo:
Ogun is modern slavery with those bastards indians
You see what I was talking about...? Some people are now going Sword to Sword. Come one guys
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by wolextayo(m): 7:50am On Oct 09
talk2ekpa:

Bro believe me, Lagos is a blessing to Nigeria
Indeed but Abuja is the next big thing after Lagos. How I wish a new state can be created which will have a proper planning so that we can also have a Las Vegas here in 9ja
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by chrisbaxtian(m): 7:53am On Oct 09
Pojomojo:
Ogun is modern slavery with those bastards indians


at least work dey! unlike oyo wey nothing dey there

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by chrisbaxtian(m): 7:54am On Oct 09
Oluwainnie:

ogun state ke

yes! Ogun state! it's far better than oyo in terms of industrialization and job opportunities

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Pojomojo: 8:04am On Oct 09
Slavery i snot work, aside hotels, small factory and eatery all other industries there are managed by indians
chrisbaxtian:



at least work dey! unlike oyo wey nothing dey there
I am talking form experience.
worked there for 5 yrs
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by onward4life(m): 8:13am On Oct 09
Abeg remove Abuja from the lists pls!

If Huhari does not give yu work Gnld will give Down here

Thanks

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Samusu(m): 8:21am On Oct 09
sonature1:
Putting Borno ahead of Rivers State is an insult to the latter. The number of companies in Trans-Amadi alone far outnumber those in the whole of Borno State.

It's like yhu are not aware of the NGO job boom occasioned by BokoHaram insurgency.

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by danniyal(m): 8:26am On Oct 09
master69:
then the other person too should start mention the one in Borno state...gve me free job in Borno with accommodation I no go.

He has done that. incase you didn't see it https://www.careerportal.ng/job-location/borno-state/

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by chrisbaxtian(m): 8:35am On Oct 09
Pojomojo:
Slavery i snot work, aside hotels, small factory and eatery all other industries there are managed by indians
I am talking form experience.
worked there for 5 yrs


whatever you experienced there can never be worse than chronic unemployment with no hope

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by master69(m): 9:45am On Oct 09
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by master69(m): 9:52am On Oct 09
Samusu:


It's like yhu are not aware of the NGO job boom occasioned by BokoHaram insurgency.
So someone should go and die bcus of one yeye NGO job....bros I bow for u oo

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Imarnuel04(m): 10:34am On Oct 09
Those in development work (NGOs) will agree that over the last 5 years, Borno ranks high in available vacancies in Nigeria. This is because of many are in need of humanitarian support caused by Boko Haram in that region. Many international NGOs are working there and more are still coming in. Some of the areas they work in are;
Health
Water sanitation and hygiene
Nutrition and food aid
Logistics
Shelter and site provision
Child protection

I was deployed to Borno by an NGO for some months and it's not so bad. There's a satisfaction you get from helping people in need.. And they pay well too wink

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Oluwainnie(f): 10:53am On Oct 09
chrisbaxtian:


yes! Ogun state! it's far better than oyo in terms of industrialization and job opportunities
but I'm in ogun state and yet to get a job

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by Fidelismaria(m): 11:05am On Oct 09
will comment when Dis gets to front page


now that we on front page

I got notin to say
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by talk2ekpa(m): 11:08am On Oct 09
Fidelismaria:
will comment when Dis gets to front page
Why do you want it to get to front page....? Anyways, not to worry, your comment is already received! It nice doing business with you grin
Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by chrisbaxtian(m): 11:29am On Oct 09
Oluwainnie:
but I'm in ogun state and yet to get a job

then check yourself

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Re: Top 5 States In Nigeria With High Employment Opportunity - Careerportal.ng by laurel03: 11:29am On Oct 09
chrisbaxtian:


yes! Ogun state! it's far better than oyo in terms of industrialization and job opportunities
you think so.... oyo no be ogun mate in everything... mabinu.

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