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‘Buhari will Not Stop Jonathan’s Graduate Internship Scheme Despite Recession’


Authorities of the Federal Ministry of Finance yesterday assured that
the Graduate Internship Scheme GIS) initiated under the administration
of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will not be stopped due to
the current difficult financial situation in the country.
The
Director of the Graduate Internship Scheme in the Ministry of Finance,
Denis Chukwu, represented by an Assistant Director in the Ministry, Mr.
Vitalis Egemba, told beneficiaries at the exit  programme of the
graduate internship scheme in Yenagoa, that though the country is
experiencing difficult times in finances, the President Buhari led
administration will not stop the programme.
According to Egemba,
the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) has since inception demonstrated
high prospects for job creation and social protection of the Nigerian
Youths,”the programme  presents an opportunity for graduate interns to
gain employment in organizations where they worked, in other
organisations or self-employment”.

Egemba
said though with the minimal monthly stipend paid to graduate interns,
beneficiaries have demonstrated high prospects for achieving the social
protection and inclusive growth objective of Government,” the idea is to
prospect for skills building and job creation, adding that  the scheme
has developed special programs for non-oil sector”
He  said the
Graduate Internship Scheme managers have entered into special
partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organisations to
have graduates trained, mentored and supported in areas such as; non-oil
export trade, ICT, agriculture, community health, construction,
financial inclusion, amongst others.

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