scheme as at June 18, is a record 753,307, which has exceeded by
2307, the number of both graduate and non-graduate applicants in 2016.
Afolabi Imoukhuede, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Asaba, Delta, on Sunday describing the figure, as a landmark.
the application was opened on June 14, while the applications for the
previous year were got during the two and half months it was opened.
scheme, got the highest applications so far with 470,456 while N-Agro
the Agriculture extension section of the scheme followed with 127,315.
component, the N-Tax, generated 69,842 applications in five days.
350,000 being less than 50 per cent of the applications already received
in less than one week of entries for 2017.
because “a lot of graduates now have faith in the scheme unlike last
year when many were a bit skeptical and refused to apply.’’
restrict itself to the recruitment of 300,000 graduates in the current
scheme in order not to exceed the programme’s budget for the period.
transparency as in 2016 and expressed gratitude that the hiccup in 2016
registration was completely absent in 2017.
recruitment requirements outlined in the advertisement such as age and
academic qualification as well as completion of the NYSC scheme.
Buhari administration to curb the high rate unemployment rate in the
country as promised during his presidential election campaign in 2015.
those working in other countries but Buhari has promised N30,000 monthly
stipend to each graduate volunteer in the country.
employability skills and also add value to the society especially in the