• June 19, 2021

4,000 Unemployed Graduates Placed On N40, 000 Monthly Salary By The Lagos State Government

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === 4,000 unemployed graduates will be paid N40,000 monthly salary for six months by the Lagos State Government .

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, on Wednesday during the 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing in Commemoration of the Second Year in Office of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

According to Arobieke, the scheme was implemented through the ministry’s Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) and was meant to address the challenge of unemployment among unemployed graduates in Lagos State, adding that the programme, which was planned to last for six months, was meant to expose interns to a particular job, profession or industry and enhance networking.

The commissioner According to her, through the initiative, interns will be given the opportunity to excel and possibly learn a job with the organisation; as they are exposed to professional skills and interpersonal relationships in a structured setting.

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The GIPP is meant to assist Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and other companies to choose from the state’s database of groomed talent/interns, to enhance productivity and boost their businesses, thereby, promoting economic growth at no cost through the intervention of the state government.

A total of 51,514 graduates applied for the internship online, over 1,932 companies indicated interest to onboard the interns after their trainings and 4,736 applicants attempted the online Assessment Test. About 1,000 candidates who scored a minimum of 60 per cent were invited for the first tranche of the employability skills training, while 4,000 interns are targeted to be placed on a monthly stipend of N40,000 for six months.

PROJECTED IMPACT: The programme would expose interns to possible niches of entrepreneurial opportunities and provide opportunities for the graduates to have employability skills and exposure to today’s world of work.

Agenda Watchdog

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