Goodluck Jonathan’s GIS a Monumental Success – FG


The Federal Government, stated yesterday, said the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, initiated by the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was retained by the current administration because of the positive effects it had on solving graduate unemployment across the country.

The FG said that 41,000 graduates had benefited from the programme, with over 35,000 already exited and have secured jobs.

This fact was revealed by the GIS Project Director, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Dennis Chukwu in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Mr. Chukwu said many of the graduates had also secured credit facilities and grants to expand businesses they established with the GIS stipends, giving the breakdown of the beneficiaries to include 68 percent male, 31 percent female, while the vulnerable had one percent.

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Chukwu, who was represented by Mrs Memunat Usman, said the programme had been able to give hope to many young school leavers that would have been roaming the streets. Chukwu said: “As a government, we can boldly say that the purpose of setting up the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, which is for unemployed graduates to acquire employable skills is being achieved.

“However, as long as thousands of graduates still remain unemployed, we will continue to improve the capacity of the scheme to absorb more applicants.”

According to him, the career development and entrepreneurship skills training are designed to help the beneficiaries answer the question of ‘what next’ and begin plans for the future.
He noted that the skills and experience the beneficiaries acquired through the GIS had placed them in a better position to contribute meaningfully to national development.

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  • Borihno
    September 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    For the first time i hear something good about the past administration by the APC. Now they know they can’t fool everyone for too long. They have been blaming everything on the past administration and things are getting worst in the country. As a matter of fact, Buhari is incompetent. He lacks the gravitas and philosophical groundings to lead Nigerians. I know I’m gonna get some sticks from northern and yoruba muslims but i don’t care because i have said the truth.. APC knows many nigerians are fed up with their BLAME GAME


  • Mk
    September 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Comment…Mr Chukwu shld better watch his words if he doesn’t want to lose his job. This gov’t has never seen anything good about the last administration, no matter how good. U hardly hear any top functionary of this gov’t acknowledging any achievement of the GEJ administration. I believe that no matter how bad a gov’t is, it will record some achievements, just as no matter how good a gov’t may be, it will have it’s flaws. We are humans & as such we are not perfect. We need to learn to tolerate one another, acknowledging weaknesses & strengths inherent among us.


  • MUSA
    September 6, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    The entire 6-year transformation leadership of formal president Goodluck Jonathan was a monumental success.Unlike this Buhari/Osinbajo regime of 1yr 4months that has moved Nig 10years backwards.


  • MUSA
    September 6, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    The entire 6-year tranrformation leadership of formal president Goodluck Jonathan was a monumental success unlike the 1yr 4months clueless leadership of Buhari which has moved the country 10years backwards.


  • wizzy
    September 7, 2016 at 1:04 am

    first they say he worked more roads than any other presdent, again they egree he has an acceptable and effective power plan, they equaly confessed that agric sector had a face lift in the past admin. now they are saying good about the GIS. more are yet to come .


  • Pst. Orebela
    September 7, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Nigeria problem is not our leaders. Is religious Leaders. The Christian. Muslim . traditional.
    The three are not from heaven but den of robbers . Act 17; 24-26.. God does not live in a building or temple. . God did not need your money to do its work. To worship God is to care for the needy and family’s village. They refused to make our village develop but making the youth to run away from their responsibilities. .. The city is congested. . And again those who stole Nigeria money are the pillars of these religions. Nickel discovered @ Kaduna is it spiritual. Pls let go back from religion and practice Love.. caring. God is love.
    Please you’re free to put my name.. Olorunkogbowo ministries. .08175898039.


  • toa
    September 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Comment…APC !!!! confusion


  • Okon Anwankang
    September 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    A country were hetred is like a league, in God agenda there is no majority and minority, Nigeria dont want to knw the best 4rm minority, let him go he is corrupt, he has gone, dos who thing they have the monopoly of infleiting violent on others ethnics should countinue, when the time is ripe, we will eat it,


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