Nigeria, UNDP move to launch 20,000 job programme for graduates

Nigeria in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other private sector partners, are to launch a 20,000 yearly graduate job fellowship to be called the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme, NJFP.
The programme is in addition to employment opportunities created through the Economic Sustainability Plan and job schemes being implemented under the Social Investment Programme.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reported that the 12-month job fellowship programme would be launched very soon by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Vice President “we are looking forward to the President formally launching the programme very shortly.”
He stated that “as we prepare for the formal launch of the programme by Mr President, I urge private sector leaders and captains of industry, development partners and the diplomatic community, to support this program aimed at equipping young Nigerians with skills and experience required for the work place.”
Under the initiative, internship opportunities will be created for young Nigerians who have recently concluded the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The fully-paid internships will last for 12 months and will be in reputable private and public sector organizations across the country.
Prof. Osinbajo said the NJFP “is in very good company, a new and bold addition to an existing suite of large-scale, big-impact programmes that will rewrite the narrative as it relates to jobs, skills and employment in Nigeria.”
According to the VP, “we are resolute in our determination to make the needed difference, and rebuild the confidence of our young people in the ability of their government to rise to the occasion and guarantee a future that is better and more prosperous than the past.”…………TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON

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