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Proposed FG’s graduate fellowship to bridge unemployment gap

The Nigeria Jubilee Fellowship Programme, NJFP aimed at engaging twenty thousand graduates in twelve months will address unemployment amongst youths.

The Programme, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and other private sector partners, is to be launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, stated this on the Radio Nigeria programme, ‘’Have your say’’.

He said graduates, who conclude the national youth service would be equipped with skills and experience required for the work place, by providing internship opportunities in reputable private and public sector organizations across the country.

The fully-paid internships will last for 12 months.

It is open to people who graduated from the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education who have also finished their NYSC especially, just to give them an opportunity to get training. They will be posted to participate in private and public sector organisation and they will be paid.

Speaking on fake news, which according to him was fast dividing the nation, Mr Akande advised Nigerians to be their brothers’ keeper and work collectively for unity and progress.

Fake news is a big problem that we all have to deal with, it has a tendency to course not only the propagation of lies and falsehood but at times it could also threaten our very essence as a people, he said.

He added that for quite a long time there has being a deliberate deployment of falsehood against the vice president, saying it’s not true if anyone read anything that says the vice president makes any derogatory comment about any part of the country.

Conrad Labeh/ Abdullahi Lamino

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