Govt job scheme gets 749,000 applications

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Hajiya Maryam Uwais

The Federal Government says it has received 749, 000 applications under its Social Investment Programme aimed at recruiting 500,000 graduates and 100,000 trainees. The 749, 000 applications were received at the close of the online portal on August 31.

Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programme, Mariam Uwais, said the N-Power programme received applications from all the 774 local government areas of the country with the highest figures coming from Lagos, Oyo, Rivers and Bauchi.

She said those in charge of the programme were about compiling the applications and commencing the training of successful applicants by October, adding that the training would last a month before participants are deployed to states to provide extension services.

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