23 December 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme has said about 100,000 graduates across the country are currently engaged in its Graduate Internship Scheme.
The agency gave this figure at a training session for new inductees into the programme in Akure.
The training comprised modules on micro-financing, communication skills, team work management, performance measurement, entrepreneurship, rule of work, company structure and Information and Communication Technology.
Also about 100 graduates drawn from the 18 local councils in Ondo State were recently engaged by the agency for the GIS programme.
The GIS is an initiative of the Federal Government aimed at creating a pool of highly trained graduates who, instead of, looking out for unavailable employment, can become self reliant.
Project Director of the GIS, Peter Papka, said in Akure that participants were already engaged with employers where they are gaining office experiences and undergoing entrepreneurial training.
According to him, SURE-P was conceived to expend surplus subsidy funds on human and infrastructural developments of the country through the instrumentality of the Federal Ministry of Finance.