The Federal Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched the onboarding of the Nigeria Jubilee fellowship programme (NJFP) to tackle youths unemployment in Nigeria.
NJFP is a paid youth internship programme aimed at curtailing both under-employment and unemployment in Nigeria.
Alarming rate of unemployment coupled with the terrible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are just two variables influencing graduates’ capacity to find work in the country.
According to statistics, 33% of Nigerians are unemployed in 2022, a modest increase from 32.5% in 2021.
This implies that one in every three Nigerians is actively seeking for a job.
In Nigeria, most fresh graduates lack the necessary abilities to get employed in a modern world. This is why the Federal Government, the UNDP, European Union and other partners, are seeking to help reduce unemployment in Nigeria and provide the needed skills for Nigeria’s teaming youths with the launch of this programme.
According to statistics, about 25 million graduates nationwide are still unemployed. The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP) strives to close this opportunity gap for young, talented Nigerians by connecting them to regional opportunities that will support their success as they launch their careers.
The programme, in first phase, will match 20,000 graduates from the 36 states and the FCT with paid jobs in different sectors.