The Federal Government has commenced shortlisting candidates for the 500,000 jobs it promised.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation of the National Council for Womenâ€™s Societies (NCWS) paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Mr. Mohammed said applications were being received and the government had started processing them for the recruitment. â€œThe process for the recruitment has started. â€œAbout 1.2 million people applied and they classified them into categories including agriculture support officers, teachers, technical officers and so on,â€™â€™ he said.
The minister also said that the payment of N5, 000 conditional cash transfer promised by the government would begin before the end of the month.
â€œWe 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.
â€œMany of our critics have been unfair to us because many of them know that we did not invent the problems we are facing today. â€œThis is time to join hands together to support the government to move the nation forward,â€ he said.