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FG Employs 200,000 Graduates,To Begin Work Dec 1
The 200,000 hitherto unemployed Nigerian youths, who were captured in the ongoing N-Power programme of the Federal Government as graduate teachers, agriculture and health workers, are set to begin work on December 1.
This was made known by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Sunday evening.
Akande said that the graduates, whose names had been sorted by the federal government, would be sent to states and the Federal Capital Territory for deployment.
According to the statement, state governments and the FCT were encouraged to post the names of the successful first batch applicants in their local government areas pending further public announcements.
“Between now and the end of the month, the states and the FCT would be engaged in deploying the graduates who would formally start working and earning their stipends on December 1, 2016,” Akande stated.
He explained that out of the 200,000 first batch, 150,000 would be deployed as teachers, 30,000 would work in the agricultural sector and 20,000 in healthcare delivery.”
The statement also conveyed to the beneficiaries the congratulations of the federal government, encouraging them to take the opportunity seriously by learning the skills that would brighten their future, as well as to serve their communities with commitment and dedication.
The Vice Presidential spokesman added that there is a waiting list for those yet to be selected, based on the total number of applicants.
He said: “All together, the N-Power will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates.
“It’s a paid volunteering programme of a 2-year duration that engages graduates in their immediate communities where they’ll assist in improving inadequacies in the education, health and agriculture sectors.
“Participants will be provided with teaching, instructional and advisory solutions in 4 main focus areas, and will be paid a monthly stipend of N30,000 during the programme.
“The 4 main focus areas are in basic education, agriculture extension services, public health and community education (civic and adult education).”