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FG partners UNDP, others to provide 20,000 jobs for graduates annually

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The Federal Authorities, the United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP) and different personal sector companions are set to launch a 20,000 yearly graduate job fellowship to be referred to as the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP).

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, stated the 12-month job fellowship programme can be flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The VP urged enterprise leaders, captains of business, improvement companions and the diplomatic group to assist this system geared toward equipping youths with expertise and expertise.

The initiative gives internship alternatives for younger Nigerians who’ve lately concluded the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

The fully-paid internships will final for 12 months and will likely be in respected personal and public sector organizations throughout the nation.

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Osinbajo described the NJFP as a daring addition to an current suite of large-scale, big-impact programmes that can rewrite the narrative concerning jobs, expertise and employment in Nigeria.

He pressured that the federal government was ready to make the wanted distinction, and show to younger folks that it was able to guaranteeing a greater future.

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, stated the launch and implementation of the scheme would redefine the way forward for Nigeria.

“Having a inhabitants of 41 million younger folks constituting 30 % of the youth inhabitants in Africa, empowering younger Nigerians will likely be key within the actualisation of a greater future for Africa”, he stated.

Kallon added that the fellows programme will champion homegrown expertise and join younger Nigerians with native alternatives, whereas equipping them with world-class sensible information.

“Graduates will have the ability to higher perceive the wants, challenges and realities that industries broadly face, and learn the way greatest to contribute to handle them”, he stated.

The European Union consultant, Ketil Karlsen, pledged the assist of the group for the programme and affirmed EU’s confidence within the Nigerian youth.

Personal sector companions of the programme embrace, BUA, Dangote, VISA Nigeria, Outsource World, GE Fuel and Energy, Lafarge Africa, SecureID, Microsoft, amongst others.

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