FG To Employ 200,000 Graduate Teachers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, October 11 said the selection of the first 200,000 unemployed graduates for teaching jobs was being completed, just as  the implementation plan for effective commencement of the Federal Government social investment programmes reaches an advanced stage.

Osinbajo, who addressed a group of radio journalists and producers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said: “We expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000 out of the 500,000 unemployed graduates the Buhari administration plans to hire in the N-Power jobs programme.

He said: “Definitely, before the end of this month, we expect that several states would have come on stream with their home-grown school feeding programme. The programme will energise agriculture in the different states because it is what you plant that you feed the children with.”

“We’ll be hiring caterers, cooks, etc in each state because it’ll be federal government-funded from primary 1 to 3 and the state governments, hopefully, would be able to cater for the other classes. The home-grown school feeding programme is another section of the social investment programmes that impact directly on the lives of Nigerian children and families. Several states will start implementing it before the end of October,” he said.

Osinbajo added that the micro-credit scheme in which very low-cost loans would be given to more than one million artisans, traders, market women and others ranging from N60,000 to N100,000, would also kick off this month.

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