Panic as Kwara garment factory shuts job portal after 8,000 apply in 48 hours

The Kwara State Garment Factory has closed its newly created application portal to hire 300 manufacturing staff after receiving 8,373 applications in less than 48 hours.

According to a Government House statement attributed to the management of the new government firm, the job application portal was closed due to a higher-than-projected number of applicants.

“We are impressed by this response, which shows that people are truly keen and excited to work with us. However, we are compelled to close the portal ahead of the earlier deadline because of the number of applications already received.

“We received no less than 8,373 applications within the first 48 hours of opening the portal. That was impressive!

“We have, therefore, shut the portal to allow for thorough and professional screening of the applications already submitted,” the statement said.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said the garment factory was one of the projects of Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq scheduled for take-off in the first quarter of 2024.

Nigeria is grappling with an unemployment crisis, which the National Bureau of Statistics put at 4.1 per cent in August last year.

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