Report surfaced recently asking young Nigerians to submit application forms for employment at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Headquarters and its Zonal offices around the country.
However, Ngige while reacting to the report said though he was aware of the plights of unemployed youths in country, they should be careful not to fall into the hands of fraudsters.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director of Press in the Ministry, Samuel Olowookere, quoted Dr Ngige thus:
“The general public is hereby advised to disregard this false directive as it did not emanate from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
“It has perfected plans for massive job creation through well thought out programmes such as Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), among others. The general public would be informed in due course when any of these programmes/scheme would be rolled out.”
“In view of the apprehension the above false information has generated it is pertinent to point out that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, is committed to the creation of decent employment opportunities for teeming unemployed Nigerians and has perfected plans for massive job creation through well thought out programmes such as Graduate Teachers Conversion Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), Vocational Skills Acquisition and Upgrading, Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) for the vulnerable persons including market women.
“The general Public will be informed in due course when any of these programmes/scheme is being rolled out.
“The public is hereby warned to disregard the said online publication as any person who does otherwise does so at his or her own risk especially when some of the websites have been requesting applicants to pay what they dubbed ‘application fees’.”