Lagos Places 4,000 Unemployed Graduates On N40,000 Monthly Salary-Apply

Lagos Places 4,000 Unemployed Graduates On N40,000 Monthly Salary-Apply: In a drive to reduce joblessness, restiveness, and crime in Lagos State, the state government has placed 4,000 jobless persons on 40,000 naira monthly for the period of six months.

Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment made this known on Wednesday during the 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the Second Year in the Office of Gov. Bababjide Sanwo-Olu.

Arobieke said:

  • Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) intended to address the challenge of unemployment among unemployed graduates in Lagos State.
  • The Programm is meant for six months and would be for unemployed graduates only
  • The programme was meant to expose interns to a particular job, profession or industry and enhance networking.
  • The programme will give youths 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.
  • She said the programme would expose interns to possible niche of entrepreneurial opportunities and provide opportunity for the graduates to have employability skills and exposure to today’s world of work.

“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.

“You will agree with me that the state government under Sanwo-Olu is leaving no stone unturned in mitigating the unemployment scourge,” Arobieke said.

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“Hence, the need for reorientation of the mindset of the job seekers to imbibe learning vocational and technical skills to be self-employed”

“The 2020 edition of this programme had 2,163 unemployed youths that participated in the webinar with seasoned practitioners in various fields or areas of specialization as facilitators,”

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