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Unemployment: Why PMB Retained Graduate Trainee Scheme – Finance Ministry


The Assistant Director of the Federal ministry of Finance,
Mr. Deniss Chukwu has offered reasons why the present administration of
President Muhammadu Buhari retained the ongoing Graduate Internship
scheme for unemployed graduates in the country, saying it is a strategy
to increase numbers of entrepreneurs and reduce dependence on civil
service employment.
Mr. Dennis Chukwu, who is the
Project Director of the GIS in the Ministry of finance and represented
by Mr vincent Igemba, said during the passing out ceremony for a batch
of fifty trainees who attended the workshop in Yenagoa on Friday,
the decision by the present administration is gradually creating a new
consciousness among trainees and turning them to employer of labour
rather than job seekers.
Igemba, told the beneficiaries
of the three day career development and entrepreneurship training, that
successful graduands to strive to be job providers rather than job
seekers. He called on the graduands to put the knowledge learnt into
good use and ensure that what they have gained during the one year
internship in the various organizations , agencies or ministries they
were attached to are brought to bare as they exit the scheme.
The
facilitator and resource person, Mr. Samuel Oyakegha, noted that there
is the need for the beneficiaries to strive to be job creators rather
than roam about seeking for non-existing jobs.
Mr.
Ijigbe charged the beneficiaries to be creative and hardworking enough
to develop a private business plan and employ other graduates rather
than seek for government jobs.
The fifty excited
graduands of the scheme shared their experiences and spoke of their
dreams to set up small scale businesses to employ others and reduce the
unemployment in the labour market as they disembark from the GIS.

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