According to premium time newspaper, about 50,000 Unemployed Graduates in Nigeria are to be paid N25,000.00 (twenty five thousand naira) Monthly by SURE-P according to the Federal Government. Without mincing words, we know for sure that this number is nothing compared to the number of unemployed graduates in Nigeria, however, it is a really great step in the right direction to help reduce unemployment in Nigeria. Graduates employed under the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) will benefit from this.
Read the article below as culled from premiumtimeng website
The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) has set aside N15 billion to pay allowances of unemployed graduates participating in its Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS).
Head of its GIS, Akubo Adegbe, disclosed this to newsmen in Minna on Sunday.
Mr Adegbe said each of the 50,000 participants to be recruited for the internship programme would earn N25, 000 monthly.
He said the scheme was aimed at providing participants with requisite experience in various disciplines preparatory to securing jobs.
Mr Adegbe said the graduates would be placed in firms and organizations, non-governmental organizations and selected government agencies on a one-year internship.
“The interns are expected to acquire professional skills, training and work experience to improve their job-placement opportunities.”
“The Federal Government will be responsible for paying monthly stipends to them, while participating institutions will be expected to provide adequate opportunities for training and mentoring,” he said.
Mr Adegbe said that the scheme would enhance chances of the 50,000 unemployed graduates through improvement on their skills during the internship programmes.
He urged the graduates to ensure that they registered for the scheme. Read Full Article Here