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Unemployed Graduates, Civilian JTF Are Targets Of N5,000 Stipend - Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the Federal Government will target unemployed graduates, market women and the Civilian Joint Task Force in
the north-east in the 5,000 stipends promised by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He made this known in Abuja while speaking to newsmen. He explained that the stipend will be paid through a social security scheme.
The Minister said the Federal Government will empower unemployed graduates through a teacher conversion scheme, noting that other unskilled individuals, including market women and the civilian JTF in the north-east will undertake training at various skills acquisition centres across the country.
Ngige said: “We will give employment that will be decent. For example, one of the programmes we are going to execute is the conversion of graduates into the teaching cadre. We’ll give them training after Youth Corps, 1-year post Youth Corps, 2-year post Youth Corps, that is the bar and we will start form there; get them into teaching.
“Whether you are an engineer or lawyer, we will convert you and use that as a transition job for the time being.
Credit: Pulse
“We are also going to do skill acquisition. All our skill acquisition centre scattered all over the country are going to be raised into performing their roles.”
Pulse recalls that many Nigerians, especially on social media, had criticized the government for its silence on the N5,000 stipend which was promised unemployed youths by President Muhammadu Buhari during the last Presidential election campaigns.


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