Lai Mohammed – FG to Kickoff Payment of N5000, Begins Shortlisting Candidates for 500,000 Jobs

The Federal Government has commenced shortlisting candidates for the
500,000 jobs it promised, as well as the N5000 it promised to pay
Nigerian youths.

Speaking on Tuesday when a delegation of the National Council for
Women’s Societies (NCWS) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in
Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
disclosed that the Federal Government has commenced shortlisting
candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised.

The outspoken minister said that applications were being received and
government had started processing them for the recruitment.

“The process for the recruitment has started. About 1.2 million people
applied and they classified them into categories including agriculture
support officers, teachers, technical officers and so on,” he said.

Lai Mohammed also said that the payment of N5,000 conditional cash
transfer promised by the government would begin before the end of the
month. He said the Minister of Finance, Dr Kemi Adeosun had earlier
announced this.

He reiterated the commitment of the government to improving the well-being and standard of living of the citizens.

“We are very concerned about the welfare of Nigerians and we are not
sleeping; we are working day and night to ensure that the country
retraces its step.

“Many of our critics have been unfair to us because many of them know that we did not invent the problems we are facing today.

“This is time to join hands together to support the government to move the nation forward,’’ he said

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