Federal Government to Train and Pay 500,000 Unemployed Graduates

The presidency is set to implement the N500 billion earmarked in the 2016 budget for social welfare. A statement by the media spokesperson for Vice President Yemi Osinabjo, Mr. Laolu Akande in Abuja on Sunday stated

“All together the federal government would be directly impacting the lives of more than 8 million Nigerians in different social investment 2016 budget spending that would provide succor and be a ready-made palliative to ordinary Nigerians.”

Giving a breakdown of the interventions and palliatives, Akande said that said that there would be

“The direct payment of N5000 monthly to one million extremely poor Nigerians for 12 months as provided for in the 2016 budget for which N$68.7B has been appropriated.”

“Direct provision of very soft loan -cash for market women, men and traders, including artisans and Agric workers. This would be for a total of 1.76m Nigerians, without the requirement for conventional collateral. Some of the traders will likely get about N60,000. A total sum of N140.3B has already been appropriated for this in the budget”.

“Payment of between N23,000 to N30,000 per month to 500,000 unemployed graduates who would be trained, paid and deployed to work as volunteer teachers, public health officers and extension service workers among other responsibilities. They would also be given electronic devices to empower them technologically both for their assignments and beyond”.

“100,000 artisans would also be trained and paid N191.5B has been set aside for this in the passed budget.”

“At least 5.5 million Nigerian primary school children -ie starting first in 18 states-three per geopolitical zones-would be fed for 200 school days under the free Homegrown School Feeding Programme”, as “N93.1B has been appropriated for this in the 2016 budget.”

“100,000 tertiary students in Science Technology Engineering & Maths-STEM, plus Education will partake in the N5.8B already provided for this education grant in the budget. This payment would also be paid directly to the students.”

He stated that these measures that would start in a matter of weeks would certainly lift the ordinary man from the pangs of economic hardship and poverty.  Scholarships are a good way out, and a nursing scholarship is already available.  “Long before now, the Presidency has made adequate arrangements in the 2016 budget to ensure that Nigerians are lifted from poverty and hardship,” Akande said, adding that “the Buhari presidency is keen to ensure that Nigerians are lifted and that if necessary on an ongoing basis palliatives measures would always been considered to address the conditions of the people.”

Source: Vanguard Newspapers

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  1. osuji kenneth nkem says:

    How do i get involve in the FG payment of un-employed youth because Iam one of them., I HOLD M.sc industrial relations and personnel management from university of portharcourt, but am still unemployed. could you notify me through my email when anything comes up please.

  2. Keno ogwah says:

    Pls how can I aceees this training. Am a graduate of industrial chemistry currently jobless, I would like to be part of this training. Thanks

  3. wendy cloter says:

    please send me process on how to apply through my email address.

  4. grace says:

    Please send me details on how to apply I will also like to partake in the training am a graduate.

  5. Alfred olaoluwa james says:

    This updates are superb and rescent,but who can we be notify if needed to apply for the federal government 500000 unemploy undergraduate prgramme

  6. Joseph says:

    Please notify me when it’s available

  7. okpara ejike franklin says:

    Pls notify me on any information pertaining to the payment of unemployed graduate. I studied Industrial Physics in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

  8. peace says:

    Pls update me with news on this via my email.
    Am a HND graduate of banking and finance and would love to partake on FG traning

  9. Oyedeji Akeem olukayode says:

    Pls I need updates on jobs related to my course of study (masscomm). I’m a graduate nd presently unemployed.

  10. Reggiekurt says:

    Pls am interested in the training when it comes on. I am a graduate of Accounting. Pls notify me. Tnx.

  11. chinedu says:

    I think 30k is too small for a graduate teacher

  12. Samuel Charity says:

    Pls update me when it time, I am intrested.

  13. David says:

    Pls how can I partake in this programme?
    I graduated last year and I am done with service.

  14. charles ogundana says:

    pls notify me about the training. i am a graduate. thanks

  15. Jacinta Justine Vandu says:

    I Will like to participate in this program, I am also a graduate but unemployed. Please notify me through my email wen d program commence.

  16. Austin says:

    Pls, notify me when the time of unemployment gradiate job,training and payment will commence.

  17. ella says:

    i am a graduate of university of benin and yet unemployed. please do notify me via my email when it is time. thanks a million

  18. BAMSRAY PAUL says:

    AM also intrestedwt ds developmrnt i wil be much hapii graduated from federal polytechnic HND in marketing.when dy start thr traininn pls notify me

  19. BAMSRAY PAUL says:

    AM also intrested wt ds developmrnt i wil be much hapi i graduated from federal polytechnic zamfara state HND in marketing.when dy start the traininn pls notify me.

  20. Abu, micheal J. says:

    am a graduate, HND holder n needs a secured Job. do notify through my email

  21. Joy Uche says:

    I am a graduate of university of Nigeria Nsukka. Pls notify via email when it is time. Thanks

  22. jumoke says:

    I am a graduate of University of Ibadan but still unemployed. I’ll like to participate in the program, please notify me when the training Start. Thanks.

  23. jumoke says:

    I am a graduate oUniversity of Ibadan but still unemployed. I’ll like to participate in the program, please notify me when the training Start. Thanks.

  24. Sly says:

    I need update about the unemployed gradaute jo

  25. oghale gamaliel says:

    I want to be part of this programming . pls

  26. kene says:

    A welcome development, please do notify me at the appropriate time, thank you.

  27. bil Kingsley says:

    Please really want to a part of this scheme,please keep me posted on it thankz

  28. onyedikachukwu says:

    Pls notify me via email . Am a gruduate

  29. Esther says:

    Please i am interested in the scheme. I am a graduate of education management and unemployed too how can i get involved. Pls email me the details. Thanks

  30. Praise says:

    So on point… With this I see our nation Nigeria moving to greater heights. Please notify me thanks.

  31. Ezeokwelume chika says:

    A graduate of statistics, please notify me via email

  32. Fatsuma Galadima says:

    I’m also a graduate from federal polytechnic Damaturu, and I want to be part of this program, let me be notified through my email thanks.

  33. Iwuala chukwudi G says:

    Please update via my email address I’m a graduate

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