22 November 2016
Buhari graduate job scheme creates 200,000
As part of his election campaign, Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari promised to get half a million Nigerians working. Lots of people applied to be part of the scheme for unemployed graduates, and now, to the surprise of the doubters, the first batch of 200,000 applicants have been chosen and notified by text message. Most will become teachers, although some will also work in the health and farming sectors. Newsday’s David Whitty spoke to two of those who are now gainfully employed.