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20,000 graduates to commence UNDP-FG salaried fellowship in January 2022- VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that come January 2022, 20, 000 Nigerian youths will start benefiting from the United Nations Development Programme and Federal Government partnership programme.

The vice president made this known at the Presidential Policy Dialogue of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday.

He said the partnership is under the umbrella of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme, which is aimed at opening up opportunities to address unemployment by providing 20,000 young Nigerian graduates annually with year-long job placement opportunities in both the public and private sectors across the country.

He disclosed this in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, on Saturday.

“These include the N-Power scheme (where up to 1.5 million young Nigerians were recruited over two cohorts), and the Jubilee Fellows Programme – in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, and other partners – a one-year work placement scheme for 20,000 young Nigerians set to kick-off in January 2022,” the statement read in part.

The VP was quoted as saying, “While this was a scratch on the surface as well over two million young people enter into the workforce every year, there is no doubt that the Nigeria private sector has to thrive in order to create the number and kinds of jobs that we need but it is also important for the Nigerian youth to acquire the skills and knowledge of the workplace.”

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