- Lagos state government has urged unemployed graduates in the state to apply for an internship programme
- The state government said it would engage 4,000 unemployed graduates for the programme
- The interested candidates are expected to register online during the stipulated time
In his efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates under the Internship Placement Programme (GIPP).
Vanguard reports that the state commissioner for wealth creation and employment, Yetunde Arobieke, who spoke during the commencement of the programme on Thursday, October 29, said the initiative was in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the present administration and the youth development programme of the state.
The commissioner said the GIPP was designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop employability and work-ready skills that are needed in securing gainful employment.
“The internship programme will be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are education and technology and making Lagos a 21st-century economy, while the beneficiaries will be paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for the six months duration of the internship.”
Arobieke noted that at the end of the internship period, interns would have gained valuable applied work experience, built up their professional skills and would have been exposed to possible entrepreneurial opportunities to strengthen their professional skills and interpersonal relationship.
She urged the interested candidates to apply through the dedicated link for the programme: gipplasg.lagosstate.gov.ng, stressing that interested applicants must possess National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates or letters of exemption, and must be registered residents of the state with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA).
“They will, subsequently, be placed on six months paid Internship with Private organisations and selected public agencies in line with their qualifications.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos state government ordered the reopening of all private and public schools from Monday, November 2.
It was reported that the commissioner for education made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, October 29. Adefisayo in the statement said boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1.
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