In line with the fulfillment of some of its campaign promises, the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has employed 200,000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers in the country.
This was disclosed by the Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media, Laolu Akande, on Friday.
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.”
Recall that the Vice President had on October 12 in an interview he granted journalist at the Presidential Villa in Abuja said: “we expect that before the end of this month, we should have engaged 200,000 of them and we are hoping that before the end of the year we should have engaged more.”