The Sanwo-Olu led administration of Lagos has revealed that it would train 4,000 unemployed graduates for six months as part of its internship programme to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state.
The programme which has been approved the Government would enhance the graduates employability skills by equipping them with work-ready initiatives, needed in securing gainful employment.
Oyogist.com learned that the Internship Programme will be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are Education and Technology and Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy.
Beneficiaries of the program will be paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for the six months duration of the internship.
The commissioner assured that the selection process will be transparent “as successful candidates after taking an online test will be trained on employability skills for two weeks and evaluated.
“They will subsequently, be placed on six months paid Internship with private organisations and selected public agencies in line with their qualifications. She said.