BIRNIN KEBBI – The Federal Ministry of Finance has commenced the training of 95 unemployed graduates in Kebbi State who were selected for the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS).
Mr Edward Aleko, communication specialist of the scheme, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi that 400 graduates across the state would be trained during the first phase of the scheme.
He said that 50,000 graduates are expected to benefit from the training meant to reduce unemployment in the country.
Aleko said: “The GIS was instituted by the Federal Government to cushion the hardship faced by unemployed graduates.
“It will also help to reduce vulnerability of unemployed graduates and build the manpower and capacity required for national development.
He said the graduates would be trained by firms and organisations for 12 months and would be entitled to N30,000 allowance each month.
A resource person at the training, Mr Ave Gyoh, said the training was meant to make the graduates employers of labour.
Some of the graduates who spoke with newsmen promised to utilise the opportunity offered by the training to become employers of labour.