SUREPThe Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) has set aside N15 billion to pay allowances of unemployed graduates participating in its Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS).

Head of its GIS, Akubo Adegbe, disclosed this to newsmen in Minna on Sunday during an interactive session.

Adegbe said each of the 50,000 participants to be recruited for the internship programme would earn N25,000 monthly.

He said the scheme was aimed at providing participants with requisite skills and experience in various disciplines preparatory to securing jobs.

Adegbe said that the graduates would be placed in firms and organisations, non-governmental organisations and selected government agencies on a one-year internship, the Nrews Agenc y of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

“The interns are expected to acquire professional skills, training and work experience to improve their job-placement opportunities.

“The Federal Government will be responsible for paying monthly stipends to them, while participating institutions will be expected to provide adequate opportunities for training and mentoring,” he said.

Adegbe said that the scheme would enhance chances of the 50,000 unemployed graduates through improvement on their skills during the internship programmes .

He urged the graduates to ensure that they registered for the scheme.


[Business Day]