Nigerian government’s proposed 774,000 jobs for public works is to commence tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

The programme is taking after months of bickering and controversies between the Minister of State, Labour and Employment and the National Assembly over modalities for the exercise.

The public works project, initiated by the Minister of State, Festus Keyamo, SAN, is designed to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774,000 local government areas under the Special Public Works (SPW) programme and was initially scheduled for launch on October 1, last year.

Each of the 774,000 workers will earn N20,000 monthly for three months, amounting to about N46.44 billion, which the Federal Government will spend as stipends for the stop-gap jobs.

All the ministers are expected to launch the scheme in their respective states in collaboration with governors and the supervising Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.


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