National Directorate of Employment begins registration of unemployed persons in Abia

The National Directorate of Employment, NDE has commenced the registration of unemployed persons in Abia State.

The exercise which kicked off on April 17, would be concluded on May 5, 2023, as directed by the national headquarters of NDE.

Acting Coordinator of NDE in Abia State, Mrs Tessy Wachuku who disclosed this in a statement, said the registration exercise would be carried out in all local government areas of Abia.

She stated that NDE liaison officers in 17 LGAs of Abia would carry out the registration, adding that registration centres have already been opened in the localities to capture unemployed persons in rural areas.

For those living in Umuahia and its environs, Mrs Wachuku said NDE Abia secretariat in Old Umuahia, Umuahia South LGA would serve as their registration point.

She advised unemployed persons in Abia to utilize the opportunities in the exercise by approaching the centres nearest to them to have their full data taken.

The Abia Coordinator explained that the registration of unemployed persons would provide the federal government with the full statistics of unemployed persons in Nigeria and how to tackle it.

She said the data collected would assist the federal government in effective planning for job creation.