The authority of the United Countries-funded Nigeria Jubilee Programme has threatened to treat as scapegoats, over 17,000 abandoned Nigerian graduates for publicly complaining about their abandonment after being shortlisted for the programme.
The probability issued by the regional center of attention particular person for North East region simply identified by the fellows as Samsu, came after SaharaReporters printed a yarn the place the abandoned and unmatched fellows of the programme lamented that for the reason that inception of the programme, wonderful 2,183 of them had been matched to organisations with a month-to-month stipend of N100,000 as stipulated by the programme.
SaharaReporters had reported that fellows of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP) created by the fashioned President Muhammadu Buhari government in partnership with the United Countries Pattern Programme (UNDP) in 2021 lamented total abandonment after being shortlisted for the programme.
A pair of of the shortlisted 20,000 unemployed graduates who lamented that for the reason that inception of the programme, wonderful about 2,183 of them had been matched to organisations with a month-to-month stipend of N100,000 as stipulated by the programme, alleged that the programme was hijacked and compromised by the NJFP personnel chief, William Tsuma and the Nigerian representative of the UNDP, Muhammad Yahya.
SaharaReporters confirmed on the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme web region that whereas 20,000 fellows were certainly shortlisted, wonderful 2,183 of them had been matched to organisations.
The programme created by ancient President Buhari’s government was geared in direction of matching 20,000 unemployed graduates in Nigeria to private and government sectors with a month-to-month stipend of N100,000 for a duration of three years.
The programme was also meant to be a probability for the fellows to plot linked experience and talents that would possibly per chance per chance per chance create them employable and/or develop into self-employed.
However after SaharaReporters’ myth, the aggrieved fellows acknowledged that the North East focal representative of the programme, simply identified as Samsu, warned them to desist from recount and public outcry because it would possibly per chance per chance most doubtless wonderful form them hurt.
He reportedly acknowledged the UNDP can establish to scrap the programme and that participants who elevate their voices over their abandonment can also honest nonetheless be cautious, or else, they’ll also honest be broken-down as scapegoats.
Samsu’s probability to the fellows on WhatsApp read, “The man organising it (the outcry of their abandonment) is named Emmanuel Ohaka. He is aggrieved that he has no longer been matched. He has been sending threats and unfriendly messages.
“I are making an strive to plot the dignity of the Northwest fellows (the unmatched ones) to refrain from any act of violence, and recount – this would possibly per chance per chance also honest wonderful form hurt to you and to the already matched fellows. UNDP can establish to scrap the programme.
“These of you that your names appear on the list (an inventory of dissidents he reportedly made) be cautious – don’t be broken-down as scapegoats! Feylom Kajuru, I wasn’t ready for to search in your title there. I conception you are giant for this!”