The federal government in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and other private sector partners is set to launch a 20,000 yearly graduate job fellowship to be called the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme, NJFP.
At the formal announcement on Thursday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said the 12-month job fellowship programme would be launched very soon by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Vice President “we are looking forward to the President formally launching the programme very shortly.” He also called on private establishments to support the project.
Internship opportunities will be created for young Nigerians who have completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The fully-paid internships will last for 12 months and will be in reputable private and public sector organizations across the country.
Prof. Osinbajo said the NJFP “is in very good company, a new and bold addition to an existing suite of large-scale, big-impact programmes that will rewrite the narrative as it relates to jobs, skills and employment in Nigeria.”
Partners in the organized private sector include BUA, Dangote, VISA Nigeria, Outsource Global, GE Gas, and Power, Lafarge Africa, SecureID, Microsoft, among others