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FG NELEX Portal For Unemployed Nigerians – All You Need To Know



FG NELEX Portal For Unemployed Nigerians

FG NELEX Portal For Unemployed Nigerians – All You Need To Know

The FG recently approved the launch of NELEX, a job creation portal for Nigerians both inside and outside the country. The National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX) project, according to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, is an innovative platform designed to contain a database of employable labour in Nigeria to facilitate the Ministry’s job exchange functions.

Flippstack gathered that the Federal Government on Wednesday said it has approved the opening of employment and job creation portals for the unemployed Nigerians living in the country and in the Diaspora called NELEX

This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.


He went further to explain that the platform had not been developed over time and could not take the stress of the number of people wanting to go into it, stressing that the digital platform was supposed to be used by employers on one hand and job seekers on the other.

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He said, “The employers will come in and load the vacancy they have, the type of skill they want, the qualifications of people that can fit in there.

“Then the job seekers those who are looking for a job, graduates, non-graduates will register, put in the qualification, put in their skill and what you can do and then the two groups are matched. The employer can speak with a job seeker, via that platform.


“So over the years, we have not been able to expand it. But on a bilateral, multilateral agreement now the funds are provided. So we are redesigning it, remodelling it, and then upgrading the infrastructure

How To Register For a Job on the NELEX Portal

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What is NELEX?

National Electronic Labour Exchange is a programme by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to enhance job exchange processes across Nigeria

What Can I Do on NELEX Website?

You can get the right type of candidate. Our database comprises employed and unemployed persons that are actively searching for work.

Employers and Licenced Private Employment Agencies are allowed to mine through the abundant human capital resources available to arrive at the best mix of job seekers to fill that job vacancy.

What is the Purpose of NELEX?

NELEX create a competitive environment for effective job recruitment in the country and facilitate economic plans of the Federal Government by providing real-time information on employment rates.

NELEX provides a reliable database of employable labour, and gives tools for international labour migration exercises.


NELEX provides a platform for the Ministry of Labour and Productivity to update job seekers on job creation activities and areas of opportunities in business,

NELEX provides advice on skill demand thereby creating a link between employer needs and skills supply, giving employers both local and foreign an access point to the available labour in the country. NELEX was built on the idea that an employer does not need to spend hours trying to voice out their recruitment needs.

FG NELEX Portal For Unemployed Nigerians

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