The Nigerian government has employed 200,000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by the senior special assistant to the vice president on media, Laolu Akande, at the second presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja on Friday, November 4, 2016.
This is just as the employed graduates will earn N30,000 as monthly salary, the statement said.
The statement added: “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.”
Akande, in the statement, stated that the new employees would work in their states of residence, while their local governments would be in charge of their supervision.
The VP’s media aide further revealed that the selection process was completed “a couple of weeks back,” but BVN screening for the candidates delayed the exercise.
Akande also said that another leg of the social intervention programme, which is conditional cash transfer to the poor, would kick off soon.