The over 200,000 unemployed graduates selected in the first batch of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration’s plan to hire half a million Nigerians would formally start working and earning their stipends on December 1, 2016, the presidency said.
This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesman of the Vice President, Laolu Akande.
In the statement, the spokesman said while the 200,000 have been selected about two weeks ago, their names have now been sent to state governments and the FCT who would deploy them to their specific programme assignments.
Mr Akande further added that the names of those who were successful would be published this week on the N-Power internet portal, while the participants would start receiving SMS messages informing them of their selection as from on Monday November 21, 2016.
He noted that the state governments and the FCT are also encouraged to post the names of the successful first batch applicants in their local government areas while there would be further public announcements.