A partnership has been initiated between the Ministry of Labour and Zinox to build a database for the unemployed residents of the country.

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, was not happy that there is no credible record showing the profile of unemployed people in the country.

The Chairman, Zinox Group, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh, said his company is looking forward to collaborating with the ministry to build a national database where the unemployed in 774 LGs could register their profiles for easy access to employers.

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He commented further saying, “the biggest challenge in the industry is to find qualified people; there are graduates but they don’t have skills; we think we can change things around”.

The Minister reaffirmed his organisation’s commitment to tackle unemployment, and feels the database development is the beginning of something good.