President Buhari alls on Nigerian graduates to participate in Jubilee Fellows Programme
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on September 1, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari is calling Nigerian graduates to apply for the Jubilee Fellows Programme.
The programme, a Federal Government initiative in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, aims to place 20,000 skilled young Nigerian graduates, under the age of 30 into jobs in private and public sector organizations around the country.
The jobs will last for 12 months and will seek to help prepare recent graduates for their future careers and work environments.
Speaking at the launch of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme at the State House, the President said the programme will provide a pathway for young Nigerians to gain work experience in top tier organisations, gain relevant skills and build the right networks for the future in various sectors including information and communications technology, financial services, trade, manufacturing, agriculture and agro-processing.
He said focus on job creation, consistency in policy and innovation has helped immensely in stimulating a five percent growth of the Nigerian economy in the second quarter of 2021, the highest in six years.
Mr President said the programme will build on other efforts of the government to support young Nigerians such as the seventy five billion naira youth fund in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, with twenty five billion naira released annually for three years.
Meanwhile, Nigerian graduates who will be beneficiaries of the recently launched Jubilee Fellows Programme, are expected to earn significantly higher than corps members.
Special Adviser on Innovation to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ife Adebayo, gave the hint while on a televised interview.
Giving a breakdown of the job scheme, Adebayo explained that the Federal Government plans to employ 20,000 graduates within a year, over a five-year period.
Adebayo says the scheme allows the graduates to connect with mentors and it would provide an opportunity to learn, as it would also engage private sector partners.
The move comes as the President continues to reiterate his job creation and poverty alleviation agenda.