On October 11, 2016, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated that the implementation of one of the social investment programmes of the Buhari presidency had reached advanced stages with 200,000 unemployed graduates to get jobs before end of October.
Osinbajo at a briefing with some journalists at the Presidential Villa said: “we expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000,” out of the 500,000 unemployed graduates the Buhari administration plans to hire in the N-Power jobs programme.
According to him, the direct government jobs is meant “to keep this young people occupied, pay them some amount of money and also give them a device, which will also help them to learn several skills that they can develop as time goes on.”
The fact according to checks by www.thewhistler.ng is that nothing can be farther than the truth as the programme as at October 31, 2016 is nowhere near coming on stream.
Queries have been raised about the selection process and with funding challenges faced by the government, it is uncertain when and if the programme will take-off in November.