• Each beneficiary gets N25,000 monthly
The Lagos State is kicking its graduate internship scheme with each beneficiary set to get N25,000 monthly.
Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Babatunde Durosimi-Etti, said 2000 young graduates are expected to benefit from the pilot scheme.
Durosimi-Etti, who spoke in Lagos yesterday after meeting with stakeholders , said the first batch of beneficiaries would be serve at various work placements for three months.
He said the programme will give people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the private sector is, as well as to be aquianted with the broad range of opportunities available across the industry.
The internships are open to young graduates who have not yet secured employment, or are underemployed. Durosimi-Etti said interns will be provided with an intensive programme of support and development, including an induction process and regular development sessions.
He said applicants are required to complete and submit the online application form.
The commissioner said the State Government expects the interns, not only to be offered full-time positions with the business they interned for, but that some interns are expected to start their own companies.