UPDATE! 200,000 OUT OF THE 500,000 UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS WILL BE EMPLOYED IN OCTOBER- YEMI OSINBAJO

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UPDATE! 200,000 OUT OF THE 500,000 UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS WILL BE EMPLOYED IN OCTOBER- YEMI OSINBAJO

 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the anti-corruption war would not spare anyone found to be corrupt.

He said even political associates and friends of President Buhari would face the music if caught in shady deals.

He spoke during a special interview session with some journalists at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday.

 

Osinbajo said: “No one would be spared in the fight against corruption because, even the close friends of the President know that they will not be spared, he will not cover for them. Fighting corruption is a priority.”

 

He said that 200,000 unemployed graduates had been selected to be engaged by the Federal Government under the N-power jobs programme, saying it was in fulfillment of campaign promises of the present administration.

 

“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.

 

We expect that before the end of this month, we should have engaged 200,000 of them and we are hoping that before the end of the year, we should have engaged more,” he said.

 

Osinbajo added that the Home-Grown School Feeding programme was set to kick off in several states.

 

He said: “Definitely before the end of this month, we expect that several states would have come on stream with their Home-grown School Feeding Programmes.

 

“The programme will energise agriculture in the different states because it is what you plant that you feed the children with.

 

‘’We will be hiring caterers, cooks, etc, in each state because it will be Federal Government funded from primaries 1-3 and the state governments, hopefully, would be able to cater for the other classes.”

 

Osinbajo at a summit on Tuesday said the government was planning to raise money for housing projects nationwide.

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