Job Creation Web Portal, N-Power Crashes

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An immigration security agent speaks on a microphone to job-seekers gathered in Abuja National Stadium to apply for work at the Nigerian immigration department, in Abuja, on March 15, 2014. At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Saturday after thousands of pannicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive at the national stadium.AFP PHOTO/StringerSTR/AFP/Getty Images

The job creation portal, N-Power.gov.ng, recently launched by the federal government, has crashed. The website recorded over 400,000 job seekers since it opened for application on Sunday, June 12th. The so called N-Power project is one of the five Social Investment programs introduced by the Federal Government to improve social development and job situation in the country. The program promises to provide 500,000 unemployed graduates with employable skills to work as teachers, agriculture extension advisers, healthcare assistants, and civic and adult education instructors in several communities in the country.

According to NTA report, the website has received over 35 million hits since Saturday morning. The Job Creation Unit of the Presidency provided update on the new initiative on Monday:

“We have been very impressed by the enthusiastic response to the call for applications. As at 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,” said Mr. Afolabi Imoukhede, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation.

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

A verification of the status of the N-Power portal by ZaaPost reveals that the website has crashed. The error message received when the N-Power website is entered is below:

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