The Special Assistant for the President on Media (Vice President) Mr. Laolu Akande has announced that the government has selected 200,000 graduates under its graduates unemployment plan.
According to him, 150k of these graduates will be teachers while about 20k will be employed as health workers.
He also claimed preference was given to graduates in the Northeast of the country. In fact 60% of those employed will come from the Northeast and states that had lower applicants.
The Northeast was selected because of the Boko Haram crisis. The graduates will be paid about N30k monthly and a Samsung tablet preloaded with apps. They will keep the tablets after the program. The employment will be for just two years.