The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has employed atleast 200,000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers across the country.
This was revealed by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice president on media at the second presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja on Friday.
“We have selected 200,000 graduates out of 500,000. This is the first batch,” he said.
“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 added.
According to him, the new employees would work in their states of residence. They will be supervised by their respective local governments.