About Fifty unemployed graduates have been recruited for temporary jobs under the internship program of the National Directorate of Employment, (NDE) in Anambra state.
The beneficiaries posted to various corporate organisations in Anambra state would serve for initial period of three months.
Coordinator of NDE in the state Mrs. Chika Ufele, who addressed the beneficiaries at NDE state headquarters, Amawbia near Awka said that the beneficiaries would be paid monthly stipend of N15,000 each.
Ufele said that after the internship programme, the beneficiaries could likely secure permanent jobs at their place of primary assignment as well as become self-employed.
According to her, the programme which is part of the 2020 Graduate Attachment Programme(GAP) is being done in the 36 states of the federation and FCT.
She said that a total of 1,850 jobs would be created nationwide.
“The aim of GAP is to address the alarming level of graduate unemployment by providing them with transient jobs,” she said.
Ufele added that Special Public Works Department, a departments of the NDE that seeks to identify and exploit employment opportunities that abound in the public is playing leading role in the programme.
The Coordinator further noted that the department through GAP promotes mass employment strategies through the attachment of qualified graduates to willing employers of labour on tutilage for 3-6 months.
She urged them to put in their best to the programme and thanked the Director General of NDE, Dr. Nasiru Mohammed for graciously approving the implementation of the programmes and facilitating its take off.
Mrs. Victoria Nwogbo, one of the beneficiaries thanked NDE for availing them the opportunity to be productive in life and assured to be committed during the programme.