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GIS trains 100 unemployed graduates in capacity building

Shittu Olayemi (left), Chinyere Igweonyia, John Umoren, Adewunmi Adepeju, Ogundade Adeyinka and  Christopher Anyibuofo at the event

Shittu Olayemi (left), Chinyere Igweonyia, John Umoren, Adewunmi Adepeju, Ogundade Adeyinka and Christopher Anyibuofo at the event

TO reduce unemployment in Nigeria, officials of Graduate Internship Scheme, (GIS), trained 100 unemployed graduates on capacity building in Lagos.

GIS Director, Mr. Peter Papka said: “Graduate Internship Programme aims to provide the unemployed and underemployed graduate youths with internship opportunities that will expose them to skills and experiences relevant to the current labour market and enhance their employability.”

Represented by Mr. John Umoren, from Ministry of finance, Papka further stated that “The GIS is contributing to the renewed growth of SMEs and cooperative societies through increased competent and skilled manpower, 25,186 graduates have been deployed, with over 1000 having secured jobs or started own businesses.

GIS consultant, Mr Adewunmi Adepoju urged the private sector to assist government in addressing unemployment in Nigeria. According to him “A lot still has to be done.

We need to have a plan for unemployment. Everybody must be involved. Government must create the enabling environment for employment.German authorities celebrated recently that they have been able to tame unemployment to zero level.

The graduates were taught different courses such as: personal branding, studying and adapting to organisations, financial literacy skills, work ethics and etiquette, business leadership, and performance management.

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