The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment
Programme (SURE – P) will empower 400 youths and
women in Borno as part of efforts to provide 50,000
jobs in the country.
The Chairman of the Programme, Retired Gen. Martin
Luther Agwai, made this known at a one-day Graduate
Internship Scheme (GIS) workshop in Maiduguri on
Represented by Hajiya Salamatu Manga, a resource
person of the SURE-P, Agwai said the scheme would
sharpen the skills of participants, build human capital
and prepare them for future challenges.
NAN reports that Agwai said the workshop was
designed to assist unemployed graduates to be self-
employed, as well as to build manpower base toward
attaining Federal Government’s Vision 20:2020.
“It will also boost the chances of participants to gaining
employment in their various firms of internship,” he
The SURE-P boss said the Programme, under the
scheme, would ensure that youths were attached as
apprentices in reputable public and private firms for a
period of one year.
He explained that the scheme had registered 50 firms in
Borno, where participants would be attached according
to their areas of specialisation.
He added that during the one-year internship, the
Federal Government would provide N30,000 as monthly
allowance to each of the beneficiaries.
“Statistics have shown that over 300,000 Nigerian
graduates from the university yearly into the labour
market with little or no job opportunity.
“That is why the Federal Government is trying to see
that 50,000 people are employed across the 36 states
of the federation.’’
According to him, over 180,000 graduates have so far
registered across the country with over 7,000 firms that
will accommodate them for a one year internship