FG To Begin Recruitment Of 500,000 Unemployed Graduates Next Week


The Federal Government today announced
it will commence the recruitment of
500,000 unemployed graduates to benefit
from the N500 billion social investment
Programme included in the 2016 Budget.
The announcement was made in a
statement issued by the Senior Special
Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-
President Yemi Osinbajo , Laolu Akande
today June 8th.
According to the statement, application will
be received as Sunday June 12th as the
portal would formally be launched on
Saturday, June 11.

he statement reads: “It would be recalled
that President Muhammadu Buhari in his
May 29th Democracy Day broadcast to the
nation formally launched the
unprecedented social investment
programmes already provided for under
the 2016 Appropriation by the
“The 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-
Power Teach on the portal, is one of the
three direct job creation and training
schemes Nigerians can start applying for
from Sunday, June 12.
Others are N-Power Knowledge which will
train 25,000 Nigerians in the area of
technology, and N-Power Build, which
train another 75,000 in the areas of
building services, construction, utilities,
hospitality and catering, automotive
vocations, aluminium and gas services.
“All trainees would be paid for the
duration of their training. The N-Power
Teacher Corps initiative which will engage
and train 500,000 young unemployed
graduates is a paid volunteer programme
of a 2-year duration.

“ Unemployed Nigerians selected and
trained will play teaching, instructional,
and advisory roles in primary, and
secondary schools , agricultural extension
systems across the country, public health
and community education-covering civic
and adult education.
“Besides their monthly take home pay
estimated at about N23, 000, the selected
500,000 graduates will also get computer
devices that will contain information
necessary for their specific engagement, as
well as information for their continuous
training and development. They get to keep
the devices even after exiting from the
“According to the plan of the Buhari
administration , the N-Power Teacher Corps
programme is an invaluable opportunity
for young Nigerians to make immense
economic and social contributions to the
nation while developing their skills. It will
also help to address the problems of
inadequate teachers in public schools.
“Also, persons enlisted under the scheme
will gain work experience and acquire key
competencies through academic and non-
academic capacity building programmes
intended to improve their competitiveness
in the workplace. Their devices will come
loaded with knowledge-oriented
applications and software that will enable
them acquire the skills and capacity.
“Under the N-Power Knowledge scheme,
there are three aspects: Creative,
Technology Software and Hardware. These
three sub-divisions would will train 25,000
young Nigerians in all.
“5000 of them would be trained in
Animation, Graphic Design, Post-
Production, Script-Writing. All of those
under the sub-division of N-Power
Knowledge-creative category.
“The N-Power Knowledge scheme also has
a technology category in two aspects:
hardware and software. 10,000 Nigerians
would be trained, and equipped in the
area of software development, including
web designers, and another 10,000 in
hardware expertise including to repair,
maintain and assemble mobile phones,
tablets, computers and other devices.
“Also the N-Power Build category was
designed realizing that the presence of a
well-trained and highly skilled youth
population in any economy has direct
impact on entrepreneurship/wealth
creation, which in turn leads to a decline
in unemployment.
‘N-Power Build is therefore an accelerated
training and certification (Skills to Job/
Enterprise) programme that will engage
and train 75,000 young unemployed
Nigerians in order to build a new crop of
skilled and highly competent workforce of
technicians, artisans and service
The other schemes in the Buhari
presidency Social Investment Programmes
which would soon be rolled out in the
coming weeks. These include the
Conditional Cash Transfer that pays N5000
monthly to one million Nigerians, the
Micro-Credit Scheme for more than 1.5
million Nigerians, the Home Grown School
Feeding programme that will serve 5.5
million Nigerian pupils in primary school a
free hot meal per day this year and the
Education support grant programme for
100,000 tertiary students in Science
Technology Engineering & Mathematics,
STEM and education.”

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