The Special Public Works Program will now officially commence on 5th January, 2021 said The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo.
The Special Public Works Program, is a 3 month program in which each of the beneficiary would be paid a monthly stipend of N20,000 as part of the President Mohammadu Buhari’s palliative measures to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable Nigerians.
Following the sack of the Director General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu, as announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Mr Keyamo was directed by the President to sort for an immediate replacement resulting in the appointment of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the Acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE.
The programme earlier approved by Mr. President was designed to mitigate lack of job opportunities in the rural areas through a short-term engagement of One thousand (1,000) unemployed persons per Local Government Area for a period of three (3) months. It is a dry season/off season transient job programme and was originally designed for the rehabilitation/maintenance of public and social infrastructure. Participants were to be paid an allowance of N20,000 monthly and were to be recruited largely from the pool of unskilled persons ordinarily resident in those rural areas.
kindly use the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp share buttons below to help others, thanks.
Join Our WhatsApp Group: Soundcity Info Group