Presidency speaks on Google new search engine for job seekers


Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Jobs Creation and Youth Employment, has said usage of Google, a search engine, will change job narratives in Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Imoukhuede said this on Thursday at the unveiling of Google’s new Job Search Feature in Lagos.

According to him, the job world is really evolving and government is partnering with the private sector to make the needed change.

“The economic strategy of Federal Government to tackle unemployment is going to be both private sector/government-driven.

“There is need to attack the problem of unemployment headlong and partnering with platforms like this will make things easy.

“Government’s focus is how to turn youths into assets and not liability,’’ the president’s aide said.

Adewunmi said tackling unemployment should not be left to government alone, adding that the private sector also has a role to play.

“Getting a job is not an entitlement, but a gift and so when one gets a job, it should be held with utmost care.

“We are having problem with skills set in the country as the school curriculum does not enable one to have skills that will aid in job getting.

“Government does not have the responsibility to create jobs, but the private sector. What government does is to create an enabling environment,’’ he added.

Adewunmi urged government to create policies to aid job creation and also increase its political will to push the policies.


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