No fewer than 403, 528 persons had so far successfully applied for jobs on the Federal Government’s newly-launched job portal since it opened for applicants on Sunday, the Presidency has said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.

Akande quoted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhede, as saying the government was impressed with the response.

 “We have been very impressed by the enthusiastic response to the call for applications. As of noon on Monday, June 13, only 36 hours after the launch of the portal, 403,528 applicants had successfully registered on the site and were in the middle of completing the application process.

“We are also very pleased that the registrations have been taking place without any hitches or system failures, considering the volume of response,” he quoted Imoukhede as saying.

According to the statement, the website had so far recorded over 35 million hits since Saturday midnight.

The Job Scheme, known as ‘N-Power’, is one of the five initiatives of the Social Investment Programmes of the Federal Government.

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