Monday, 7 November 2016

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Explained Why Federal Government Failed to Recruit 200,000 Graduates in October as Promised




The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has given out the reason why Federal Government has failed to recruit 200,000 graduates in October as promised to the need to get the required equipments.
According to source, the VP however assured Nigerians that the graduates would be engaged in the next two weeks.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Mr. Laola Akande, the VP disclosed this while speaking at the Apostolic Coalition Summit in Lagos.
In his speech he said, “The programme should have commenced as at October 31, 2016, but is delayed on account of the fact that we are trying to get as many of the equipment that we require.”
According to source, Osinbajo was referring to the tablets that would be given to all the 500,000 N-power undergraduate participants.
He continued, out of the 200,000 unemployed Nigerians that had been selected, 150,000 would teach in public schools and serve in their communities; 30,000 would serve as agric extension workers and 20,000 would serve as public health workers.
The Vice President also said that each of the unemployed graduates would be paid N30,000 monthly stipend and also given an electronic tablet that would be package with several application that would train and empower them.
According to source, Prof. Osinbajo said that the N-power scheme was launched as a volunteer programme “to create temporary opportunities for  young graduates, to at least be doing  something  and many of them would be volunteer  teachers, health officials and extension workers, who will earn a stipend.”
In his word he said, “participant would have a device  that has a lot of training  brochures, different  forms of training  brochures  and it’s also a device that  enables them to be able to, on a continuous  basis, learn different  things, some  code-writing, some entrepreneurial skills.
“There are lots of varieties of materials that can be learned on the device. The device is also a means of communicating with them wherever  they may be in the country.”
Source said the Vice President noted that “at the moment close to a million  graduates  have registered on the  volunteered scheme and we should be doing the  first 200,000 in the next 14 days or so, we should be able to get started with the first 200,000 across the country.”
The vice president said, while the Federal Government would play the 20,000 directly, the State Governments would play an active role in their deployment to the needed areas.
He said, the reason why the registered 200,000 were asked to put their BVN is because of easy access to payment.
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