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FG to employ 200, 000 before month-end, says Osinbajo


Nigeria’s vice president, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday said the Federal Government would employ 200, 000 unemployed graduates by the end of the month. Osinbajo, who spoke to newsmen at the Presidential Villa, said a number of social investment programmes of the Buhari presidency has reached advanced stages. The direct government jobs are meant to […]

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