NIGERIA RECEIVES KUDOS FOR POSITIVE POLICIES TOWARDS WOMEN
The UN Under-Secretary for Women, Michelle Bachelet, has commended the Federal Government for adopting positive policies towards women in Nigeria.
Bachelet, who was on a courtesy visit to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; said the inclusion of gender perspective in all government projects, policies and programmes will create more opportunities for women to participate in execution of projects, in politics, and other spheres of human endeavours.
Graduate Internship Scheme
The Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) was launched in October, 2012 to create opportunity for graduates to be attached to firms /organizations, where they can work for a year and enjoy a monthly stipend of N18,000. Such interns can use the opportunity to gain working experience and enhance their employability.
The project has commenced registration of such firms and over 84,000 beneficiaries have been registered. This is beyond the threshold of 50,000 allotted for the scheme in any given year. Deployment of such beneficiaries has commenced.
YouWiN! Women is the second edition of the entrepreneurial scheme which is designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less.The objective is to create thousands of jobs by helping winners to strengthen and expand existing businesses as well as turn innovative ideas into solid businesses.
YouWIN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas.
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