Summit for Job Seekers Holds


Mary Ekah

Following the high rate of unemployment in nation a recruitment firm in Nigeria, Gidijobs in conjunction with Poise Graduate Finishing Academy (PGFA) is putting up a job fair in Lagos today, Thursday, December 7, which aims to quips and get jobs for young people.

Speaking recently in Lagos, Co-founder, Gidijobs and Managing Director of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy (PGFA), Asher Adeniyi said, “We have discovered that there are so many people out there still looking for jobs, so we want to get jobs for them and also bring employers together to offer people jobs and also to let people know why they are not getting these jobs.” Billed for Thursday, December 7, the job summit aims to transform graduates and young professional into employable people, making it easier for employers to identify them, adding that people can register on the firm’s website to be part of the summit. He said further that although the job fair scheduled to take place today at 277 Babs Animashaun Street, off Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos, is opened to the public it would offer preferential treatments to the students of the Poise Graduate Finishing Academy.

“The summit brings together both academic corporate leaders as well as various speakers. So we have a summit where everybody will discuss and then brig about an interjection between what is happening in the education and business sectors as well as what the government is doing about the unemployment situation in Nigeria and that is why we have tagged, “Preparing for Future Work”. We also know that a lot of our present and past jobs have been replaced by machines. So we also want to talk about what the future is for our youths. Are we preparing them for the future? What is the future for semi-skilled people? And what particular skills do people who are educated need for the future? What are the things that people in the job market need to think about and how can they prepare themselves better for the future That is the discourse of the summit that would hold for about 3 hours after which there would be a job fair where we are going to showcase some of the brightest students in the country”, he noted.