Sunday, August 3, 2014

FG and Kaduna govt Sign MoU To Engage 2000 Graduates in SUREP GIS

In an effort to tackle the
increasing spate of
unemployment in the state, the
Subsidy Reinvestment and
Empowerment Programme
(SURE-P) of the federal
government and that of Kaduna
State government yesterday
signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) to engage
2,000 graduates in the Graduate
Internship Scheme (GIS).

Speaking during the signing
ceremony which held at the Sir
Kashim Government House,
Kaduna, yesterday, the leader of
the federal government team,
Barrister Audu Maikori, who
spoke on behalf of the chairman
of SURE-P, General Martins Luther
Agwai (rt) explained that the
scheme was meant to reduce the
rate of unemployment in the
country and by extension in the

According to him, the rate of the
unemployment was largely
responsible for the insecurity
currently ravaging the country,
and assured that, with the
scheme in place, the unemployed
graduates would be positively
engaged and kept busy.
The scheme, he said, would
further reduce social vices in the
society, build capacity and
empower young people in the

He said: "The federal government
will pay each of the 2,000
graduates from the state the sum
of N30,000 while the Kaduna
State government has agreed to
augment with the sum of
N10,000 totalling N40,000
monthly while the one year
internship programme lasts.
Responding shortly after signing
the MoU, the Kaduna State SURE-P
Chairman and Deputy Governor
Ambassador Nuhu Audu Bajoga
on behalf of the state
government, commended the
initiative and described the
initiative as a welcomed development generation
initiative, we decided to key into
the scheme to get people who
will work for us while we pay

While reiterating that the state
has large number of unemployed
graduates, he said no fewer than
80 unemployed graduates will be
engaged from each of the 23
local government areas.
He said, "The money to pay the
internship graduates scheme for
the one year by the Kaduna State
SURE-P is already in place and
same applies to the Federal
Government SURE-P.

"It will be an open system, we
encourage graduates from
Kaduna State to log into the
Federal Government SURE-P
website and apply accordingly by
filling the required forms" he

He further assured that Kaduna
State Government under the
leadership of Government
Mukhtar Ramalan Yero would not
hesitate to key into any initiative
that would better the lives of the
good people of Kaduna State.

Reference: Leadership
by Isaiah Benjamin

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