By Adedapo Adesanya
Online job platform, Jobberman, has launched an employer-focused initiative – Jobberman Starter Promo – aimed at contributing to employment growth and providing an enabling environment for employers looking to give young talents a head start.
The initiative launched this month is an offshoot of its ongoing partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works and will allow companies to utilize Jobberman’s job listing product for free, over the next three months for jobs that require between 0-3 years of experience.
The platform noted that over the years, it has continued to bridge the gap between improving candidate uptake and facilitating entry into companies by supporting mass recruitment, entry-level jobs, internships, and graduate-level jobs.
The Jobberman starter Promo is designed to attract employers interested in posting entry-level job listings on the platform by offering free credit listing for the job.
With its partnership with Mastercard Foundation, the mission is to upskill over a million Nigerian youths, matching them with dignified job opportunities.
Speaking on this, Mr Oreoluwa Boboye, CEO of Jobberman, said, “We are West Africa’s number one career platform because we ensure that we connect the right candidates with the right opportunities. We have built careers over the years and will continue to support Nigerian youth with the right employment opportunities.”
“With our experience and level of expertise, we have identified the gaps in improving candidates; uptake into companies and seek to remove the barriers.
“This is why we launched the Jobberman Starter Promo. With this, we will bridge the gap between employers in Nigeria and the entry-level job seekers in the country,” he noted.
Jobberman Nigeria is a part of The African Talent Company, a group of pan-African businesses working together to solve the talent gap in Africa with unique, home-grown solutions.
The Jobberman Starter Promo initiative and its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation advance its commitment to solving talent issues in the country and contributing to reducing Nigeria’s unemployment rate.
Jobberman says it intends to continue being Nigeria’s most user-centric and transparent career platform and called on interested candidates for the initiative to visit www.jobberman.com/employer/entrylevel and get started.
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By Dipo Olowookere
Mr Jeremy Awori has been chosen to replace Mr Ade Adeyemi as the chief executive of Ecobank Group, a statement from the financial institution on Monday has revealed.
Mr Awori was favoured for the position as Mr Ayeyemi prepares to retire as he nears 60 years of age, the disclosure added.
He is joining Ecobank Group following a 25-year-long career in the banking industry, with almost a decade leading Absa Bank Kenya Plc as the CEO & Managing Director.
Before joining Absa, Mr Awori held multiple leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank across the Middle East and Africa. He brings a wealth of experience, skills, and industry know-how to the Ecobank Group.
He described his appointment as the group CEO of Ecobank as “a great honour,” saying he was humbled by the “opportunity to contribute to the continent’s economic development and financial integration with Ecobank Group.”
The incoming head of the bank’s management team also said he looks forward to “consolidating the transformation of Ecobank, a truly pan-African institution full of talented people while innovating to create value for all Ecobank’s stakeholders.”
The chairman of Ecobank Group, Mr Alain Nkontchou, described Mr Awori as a “highly respected leader in the banking industry with significant achievements in his previous capacities.”
“The board of directors strongly believes that his drive and a strong focus on results will be vital in steering the group in its next phase,” he added.
On the retirement of Mr Ayeyemi, the chairman thanked him for his immense contribution during his seven years at the helm of the Ecobank Group as Group CEO.
“Ade can be rightly proud of his success in leading the implementation of the Roadmap to Leadership strategy, navigating Ecobank through challenges, seizing opportunities, and positioning Ecobank for sustainable long-term growth. Ade’s deep knowledge, unrivalled vision, commitment and infinite passion made all the difference.
“It has been a real pleasure working with him. I count on his continuous support to ensure a smooth transition as we onboard Jeremy Awori as the new Group CEO,” he added.
On his part, Mr Ayeyemi expressed his deep gratitude for the opportunity to lead the Ecobank Group, describing it as a “privilege.”
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations in Lagos State, Mr Paul Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
This followed a minor reshuffling of the cabinet by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the resignation of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Idris Salako, a few days ago.
He tendered his resignation after a seven-storey building under construction in the Victoria Island area of the metropolis collapsed, killing about six people.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, said the new Physical Planning Commissioner is an astute Civil Engineer with over 33 years of professional experience as a public servant.
He has served the Lagos State Government in various capacities, such as Area/Resident Engineer, Director of Planning and Design, General Manager of the Lagos State Ferry Services, Executive Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Lagos State Roads, Bridges and Highway Infrastructure Private Sector Participation (PSP) Board.
He rose through the public service ranks to become a Permanent Secretary in 2005. He headed at different times, the Ministry of Rural Infrastructure, Ministry of Housing and Ministry of Works and Infrastructure from where he retired in 2015.
After retirement, he engaged himself in various consultancy services and project development until 2018 when he joined BOS/KOH Team as a member of the Strategic Economy Committee and then later a member of the Transition Committee during which he was Team Lead for the Transport and Traffic Management Subcommittee.
Mr Bamgbose-Martins was born on June 3, 1957, in Lagos and had his primary education at St. Mary’s Private School, Lagos in 1969. He attended St. Gregory’s College, Lagos for his secondary education, which he completed in 1974. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos, majoring in Highways/Transportation.
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Mr Paris Anatolitis has been appointed as the new chief executive of Moja Group, a leading African digital expert and consultancy service.
The appointee will be expected to help spearhead the company’s progressive strategic objectives as it positions itself as one of the most prominent in this high-potential region thanks to an unrivalled understanding of the local dynamics of each individual market.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Anatolitis was the Commercial Director for Entain and played a leading role in growing the organisation’s gaming business, while also enhancing digital performance, exploring and expanding into new territories and identifying M&A opportunities.
He has over 14 years of digital gambling experience working in several influential iGaming roles, including senior positions as Entain Casino Marketing Director, Head of Product Marketing and Country Manager for Sportingbet in Greece.
“Moja Group’s market dominance within Africa and the vast opportunities that still exist in the region, and beyond, made the role incredibly enticing. I cannot wait to take the helm as we embark on a very interesting period for the business.
“A core driver of our vision will be investing in talent and skills, helping us launch products and services that existing and future customers of our markets will enjoy responsibly,” Mr Anatolitis said.
“We’re very fortunate to have Paris join the business and be able to leverage his experience and prowess to keep pushing the company forward. His commitment to creating a working environment that nurtures existing partners and employees as well as attracting external talent was a major appeal,” the co-founder of Moja Group, Mr Marc Saba commented.
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