Friday, November 22, 2013


The Federal Government's
Subsidy Reinvestment and
(SURE-P) has approved the sum
of N15 billion for the payment of
allowances to 50,000
unemployed graduates expected
to be employed under the
Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS)
of the programme.
Head of Operations of GIS, Mr.
Akubo Adegbe, disclosed this at
the weekend during a
sensitization workshop for firms
in Niger State, adding that each
of the successful graduates
would earn a monthly stipend of
N25,000 under the programme.
According to him, the graduates
would be attached to available
firms, non-governmental
organizations and some selected
government agencies for a one
year internship in the state.

said the scheme is aimed at
availing participants with
requisite experience in their
various disciplines preparatory to
securing jobs.
"The interns are expected to
acquire professional skills,
training and work experience to
be able to improve on their
chances for job-placement
The Federal Government will be
responsible for paying a monthly
stipend to them while
participating institutions will be
expected to provide adequate
opportunities for training and
mentoring, he said.
He said the scheme is meant to
enhance the employability of
unemployed graduates in the 36
states of the federation through
the proposed internship
programmes in public and
private sectors.

In her remarks, a Minna based
legal practitioner, Mrs. Vera
Ndanusa enjoined SURE-P not to
allow fraudulent people to hijack
the programme for selfish

Source: Daily Trust

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