The Kwara State Garment Factory received 8,373 applications in less than 48 hours, so it closed the application portal it had opened to hire 300 production workers.
The management of the new government company, according to a statement from Government House, stated that the job application portal was closed because more people than anticipated applied for the position.
“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.
The National Bureau of Statistics estimated that 4.1% of Nigerians were unemployed in August of last year, a crisis the country is currently experiencing.