The Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media, Laolu Akande, on Friday disclosed that the Federal Government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers in the country.
Speaking at the second Presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja, the Vice President’s aide said those employed will earn N30,000 monthly.
Disclosing that the new employees would work in their states of residence, the VP’s media aide said their local governments would be in charge of their supervision.
Akande said the selection process was completed “a couple of weeks back,” but BVN screening for the candidates delayed the exercise.
According to Akande, “We have selected 200,000 graduates out of 500,000. This is the first batch.
“One hundred and fifty thousand will work as teachers while 50, 000 will work as extension workers.
“Their pay which is 30, 000 per month, will go directly into their account.”
This is coming at a time when a cross section of Nigerians berated the Federal Government for not living up toits promise of engaging 200,000 unemployed graduates under the N-power jobs programme before the end of October.