President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has unveiled the application portal for the Nigeria Jubilee fellow programme.
According to reports, the initiative is a post–NYSC work placement programme for all eligible Nigerian graduates.
The fellowship is a youth empowerment partnership initiative between the Nigerian government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It plans to connect talented graduates with local job opportunities that use their experience whilealso equipping them with world-class practical knowledge and needed skills.
Speaking on the scheme, President Buhari said:
“The programme is expected to create new opportunities for 20,000 graduates annually while the beneficiaries will maximise the opportunities presented to them and also aims to equip Nigerians, with practical knowledge and relevant skills for 12 months, with or without job experience, thereby connecting them with local job opportunities.”
To be eligible for the programme, an applicant must be a Nigerian citizen and a fresh graduate (Bachelor’s Degree) from any discipline and graduate no earlier than 2017.
Also, applicants must graduate with at least a Second Class Lower (2.2) and above and must not be older than 30 years of age.
Moreover, applicants should not be engaged in any employment at the time of application and must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) or have a certificate of exemption.
Added to this, those interested in the programme must show interest in the chosen career field as well as a commitment to contributing to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
It was reported earlier that President Buhari would soon launch Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP), a new job scheme that would be engaging 20,000 Nigerian graduates annually.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 while formally announcing the fellowship in a statement signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, and made available to newsmen.