The federal government of Nigeria has planed several social intervention packages, one of which is the Graduates volunteer programme scheme.
However, it is believed that the graduates’ scheme would be the recruitment of 500,000 volunteer teachers, who would be paid N30,000 monthly.
“The graduates volunteer programme would run for two years, with the expectation that the volunteers would be able to secure other jobs as the economy throws up new opportunities,” someone familiar with the matter said.
In addition, he said that the administration’s Micro-credit scheme for small businesses would act as a game-changer in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) subsector of the economy. Under that scheme, a revolving loans fund would be made available to Nigerian youths who wants to go into small business as well as those already in business, to enable them expand their operations. [Graduates volunteer programme]