The federal government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers across the country.
Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice president on media, disclosed this at the second presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja on Friday.
He said they would only work for two years.
“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.”
He said the selection process was completed “a couple of weeks back,” but that BVN screening for the candidates delayed the exercise.
Akande explained that the new employees would work in their states of residence, and that their local governments would be in charge of their supervision.
He added that another leg of the social intervention programme, which is conditional cash transfer to the poor, would kick off soon…the 30,000 per month according to him is better than nothing.