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100 Unemployed Graduates To Be Trained By FG In Nasarawa

Posted: Dec 7, 2015 at 7:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David, Lafia

The Federal government, has yesterday said that over 100 unemployed graduates will be trained under its Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) in Nasarawa State.

The facilitator for GIS/Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Ogunsanmi Richard, who addressing the participants at the Investment Conference Hotel in Lafia, the state capital, noted that the aim of the programme was to train universities and polytechnics graduates on skills acquisition.

Mr. Ogunsanmi explained that the Federal government was committed to empowering the youths in the areas of skills acquisition for job creation in the country, adding that the Federal government viewed that the current unemployment rate in the country was unacceptable, as it recognized that the key to solve unemployment is a concerted efforts by all the stakeholders.

His words, “the interns would be placed in reputable private and public organisations for the period of 12 months where they will be trained on various skills and would be paid monthly stipend of N30, 000 and above”.

But basically, the internship programme is to prepare the graduates for the job market. In the quest of job search or if they want to establish on their own. After this Orientation and Employability Skills Training.

Ogunsanmi also revealed that other states within the North-Central zone benefitted from the programme tremendously as most interns were mobilized to start on their own after the exercise.

The facilitator, therefore, advised the interns to take the training very serious in order to get the best by following the instruction and the basic rules, pointing out that, nobody would give you what you want unless what you wanted for yours