By Stephen Angbulu
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Jubilee Fellows Programme—in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, and other partners—a one-year work placement scheme for 20,000 young Nigerians, is set to kick off in January 2022.
This was as he said the Private Sector’s partnership remained crucial to the success of Nigeria’s new National Development Plan through which the Federal Government continued building a more resilient and competitive economy.
Osinbajo said this on Friday at the 2021 Presidential Policy Dialogue of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this on Saturday afternoon in a statement titled, ‘New National Development Plan depends on strong public-private partnership – Osinbajo’.
While highlighting the Federal Government’s interventions in reducing the country’s youth unemployment gap through job initiatives, the Vice President mentioned the “N-Power scheme (where up to 1.5 million young Nigerians were recruited over two cohorts), and the Jubilee Fellows Programme, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the European Union, and other partners.”
He said the one-year work placement scheme for 20,000 young Nigerians is set to kick-off in January 2022.
He noted that the private sector “must contribute to the articulation of the National Trade Strategy, provide support to our negotiators in AfCFTA processes while taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by this free trade area.” (punch)