21 December 2012

Nigeria: SURE-P to Create 3,000 Jobs in Kogi

Lokoja — The Federal Government Subsidy Reinventing and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) will create 300 employment opportunities in Kogi State before the end of year.

Chairman of the implementation committee in Kogi State, Abdullahi Ohiomah, who disclosed this yesterday at a news conference said the jobs will be for women and youths.

He said the committee is aimed at creating immediate short employment opportunities for women, youths and the vulnerable group through a graduate internship scheme and entrepreneurial skills development scheme.

Abdullahi said women will get 30 per cent of the jobs, the vulnerable group, 20 per cent, while other able bodied people will get the remaining 50 percent. He added that the programme is targeting N10, 000 jobs by 2015.

According to him, those under the graduate Internship scheme would be paid a stipend of N18,000, while those under the entrepreneurial development scheme would receive a stipend of N10, 000.

He said to ensure the success of the programme, the committee has lined up series of sensitization programmes in local government areas.

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