The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, might begin to fulfil its campaign promise of proving 500,000 jobs.
Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice president on media, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers across the country.
Akande spoke 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.”
The newly-recruited employees, Akande said, would work in their states of residence and will be supervised by their local governments.