Abuja - All is now set for the deployment of 200 000 unemployed graduates selected in the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s plan to hire half a million Nigerians, reports Vanguard.
They would be employed under N-Power Volunteer Corps programme.
While the 200 000 were selected about two weeks ago, their names have now been sent to state governments and the FCT, who will deploy them to their specific program assignments.
Of the 200 000 in the first batch, 150 000 will teach, 30 000 will work in the agricultural sector and 20 000 in healthcare delivery, covering the three specific program assignments.
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Between now and the end of the November, 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.
The new employees would be paid N30 000 per month, which would be paid directly into their accounts.
All together, the N-Power will engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates. It is a paid volunteering program of a 2-year duration that engages graduates in their immediate communities, where they will assist in improving the inadequacies in the education, health, and agriculture sectors.
- News 24