Buhari Encourages Young Graduates To Apply For ‘20,000’ Jobs Scheme
THE NIGERIA JUBILEE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME – Nigerian graduates should apply for the Jubilee Fellows Program, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday.
The program, which is a joint effort of the Federal Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), intends to place 20,000 talented young Nigerian graduates (under the age of 30) in commercial and public sector employment across the country.
The positions will continue for a year and will be fully paid, with the goal of assisting recent graduates in preparing for their future vocations and work situations.
“We believe that as this programme creates new opportunities for 20,000 recent graduates annually, the beneficiaries will use the opportunities presented to them and maximize their 12 months of engagement,’’ stated the President at the launching of the programme at the State House in Abuja.
The President said his administration has focused on job creation as a way to stimulate the economy.
“An important part of our policies and strategies is the focus on employment and creating opportunities for our people,” he said.
“When this government was elected in 2015, we committed to increasing job opportunities for Nigerians and as part of our social investments programme we recruited 500,000 graduates into our N-power programme.”
According to the statement made by the President, the Jubilee programme “will provide a pathway for young Nigerians to gain work experience in top tier organisations, gaining relevant skills and building the right networks for the future in various sectors including information and communications technology, financial services, trade, manufacturing, agriculture and agro-processing.
“Other sectors include mining, telecommunications, creative industries and technology, education, health, research and development, and public sector institutions. We believe that building the right skills and experiences across these sectors are important to sustain the economic growth we are experiencing.’’
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