• To pay N40,000 monthly stipend
• Invites residents to apply
Determined to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved internship programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates.
This is in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the state.
Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, said the Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) is designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop employability and work-ready skills that are needed in securing gainful employment.
She added that the internship programme would be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are Education and Technology and Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy.
The beneficiaries will be paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for the six months duration of the internship.
Arobieke noted that at the end of the internship period, interns would have gained valuable applied work experience, built up their professional skills and would have been exposed to possible entrepreneurial opportunities to strengthen their professional skills and interpersonal relationship.
The commissioner, therefore, enjoined interested candidates to apply through the dedicated link for the programme: gipplasg.lagosstate.gov.ng.
“Interested applicants must possess NYSC Certificates or letters of exemption, and must be registered residents of the State with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA,” she instructed.
While adding that over 50 off-takers have shown interest in having the interns work in their organisations, Arobieke maintained that the selection process would be transparent.
After taking an online test, she hinted that successful candidates would be trained on employability skills for two weeks and evaluated.
She continued, “They will, subsequently, be placed on six months paid internship with private organisations and selected public agencies in line with their qualifications.”Follow us on social media