Buhari Won’t Stop Jonathan’s Graduate Internship Scheme Despite Recession- Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Finance has assured that the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) initiated under the administration of former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, will not be stopped due to the current difficult financial situation in the country.

The Director of the Graduate Internship Scheme, Denis Chukwu, represented by an Assistant Director in the Ministry, Mr Vitalis Egemba, made this known at the exit programme of the graduate internship scheme.

According to him, GIS has since inception demonstrated high prospects for job creation and social protection of the Nigerian Youths, ”the programme presents an opportunity for graduate interns to gain employment in organisations where they worked in other organisations or self-employment”.

Speaking with the beneficiaries at the exit programme of the graduate internship scheme in Yenagoa , he added that though the country is experiencing difficult times in finances but the President Buhari led administration will not stop the programme.

The GIS Director stressed that with the minimal monthly stipend paid to graduate interns, beneficiaries have demonstrated high prospects for achieving the social protection and inclusive growth objective of Government.

He added that the GIS managers have entered into partnerships with organisations to have graduates trained, mentored and supported in different areas.

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