Tinubu’s Govt Launched Portal to Register for Job Creation Programme? Fact Emerges

Nov 18, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • Nigeria’s unemployment rate stands at 33.3 percent, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
  • The implication of this is that more than 23 million people either have no job or work for less than 20 hours a week
  • The high number of unemployed people seeking jobs also makes the country’s labour market a “breeding ground” for fraudsters who bait applicants in with job opportunities, but a fact check report has warned people not to fall for scammers

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering public journalism

FCT, Abuja Several social media posts have claimed that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration has launched a portal to register beneficiaries for a new work-for-cash initiative.

Nigeria’s unemployment rate stood at 33.3 percent in Q4 of 2020. However, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently reported unemployment rates of 5.3 percent (Q4 2022) and 4.1 percent (Q1 2023), based on the new Nigeria Labour Force Survey (NLFS).

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Jobs need to be created in Nigeria to match up with the number of labour market entrants. Photo credits: Npower, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

The headline of an article shared by a Facebook page reads:

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“Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme (RHJCP) 2023: How to Apply for free.”

The message has also been found here, here, and here.

The headline links to a blog article about the job creation programme.

But at the point where intending persons are to apply, the article says that applications are not being taken.

The post said:

“Currently, applications are not being accepted as the website is under development.

“Once it’s ready, we will provide you with the website link. Continue to monitor voiceofnigeria.org.ng for updates.”

But is it authentic? A fact-checking platform, Africa Check, probes.

Beware of scams

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Africa Check said none of the links in the article lead to a registration portal. The platform said “they all loop back to the same article”.

It rules:

“This is simply engagement bait, and typical of scams”.

N-Power speaks on possible recruitment

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration’s N-Power scheme quashed reports about new recruitment.

N-Power, though its known X (formerly Twitter) handle recently, stated that genuine information about pending payments and portal-related issues will be communicated via the official accounts of the job creation and empowerment initiative of the social investment programmes of the Nigerian government.

FG suspends N-Power scheme indefinitely

Legit.ng also reported that the federal government on Saturday, October 7, announced the indefinite suspension of the N-Power programme.

Following the update, some social media users have reacted to the development.

Source: Legit.ng

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