The Government of Kebbi State has launched its Data Capture Portal under the State Ministry for Information and Communication Technology.
The State ICT Commissioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammdu-Magoro revealed in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, that the gesture was part of government’s commitment to ensure development in all sectors.
According to him, the portal was launched in order to collate accurate data of all unemployed, educated and uneducated youths in the state, adding that registration is free-of-charge.
“The State Government is poised to having a robust and efficient database of all the unemployed youth in the state, hence, allow for better planning.
“The data will be captured so that when the opportunities abound, more qualified youths will benefit from such interventions from the Federal Government and other Development Partners.
“We have already successfully conducted registration exercise like those of N-power and NYIF. With this portal, more of our youth will benefit,” he said
Magoro noted that arrangements were made to ensure that both the educate and uneducated people benefit from the registration.
“We have made arrangements with some designated business centres in all Local Government Areas and internet cafes for the uneducated youth to go and fill forms.
“Their data will then be uploaded into the portal, hence they can as well benefit when the opportunities for such jobs and interventions come,” the commissioner added.
He acknowledged the contributions of the CBN, NOA and NIMC among others, saying that such support had facilitated the successful take-off of the portal.