The Federal Government has promised to empower 50,000 graduates by the year 2015, with quality work experience under the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, one of the Social Safety Net (SSN) projects of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Employment Programme (SURE-P).
Speaking at a SURE-P forum in Lagos, Dr. Peter Papka, Project Director, GIS, said the Federal Government aims to provide Nigerians with quality temporary work experience that will make them stronger candidate for job opening in the labour market through one year internship placement.
According to him, the programme also aims at engaging not only the youth but also encouraging firms to come and appreciate the opportunity that the scheme has to offer.
Papka said government is creating a platform where these graduates will go into organizations; acquire the right kind of skill that will make them employable by the firms themselves or other business enterprises.
“Basically, it is to help improve on the skill that a graduate require to make him an individual with a difference and to be sure that within this one year the graduate is efficiently skilled and empowered to go and be on its own and to be employed,” he said.
He added that in this instance, Government is no employer of Labour, but what government seeks to do is to create enabling environment for the private sector to do business and to deal with issue of unemployment in the country.
He however said that for any firm to be part of the scheme, they must be legitimately registered, making sure they are doing the legitimate business in terms of manpower, having facilities at disposal where graduate can be able to acquire proper skill.
He maintained that they are putting in place online employability skill training, saying that, “we have discussed with stakeholders in the different sector of the economy to agree on the kind of skill that these individual can be trained on and once they have run the online training, they are certified”.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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