The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, on Sunday, disclosed that the Special Public Works Programme which would engage 774,000 workers will kick off across the country on Tuesday.
Keyamo in a post on his Twitter account noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the commencement of the initiative.
He tweeted, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take-off of the Special Public Works Programme (engaging 774,000 unemployed itinerant Nigerians) to begin nationwide on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. All NDE state structures are already in top gear for the take-off ceremonies.”
The programme was created to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.
It was initially scheduled for launch on October 1, last year but experienced some issues due to power play between Keyamo and the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment, Nasir Ladan, who was sacked last month.
Each of the 774,000 workers will earn N20,000 monthly for three months duration of the job, amounting to about N46.44 billion.
The ministers are expected to launch the scheme in their respective states in collaboration with the governors.
Source: Naija News