Festus Keyamo, SAN

 

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo has disclosed that only 15 states have completed recruitment exercise and submitted names of the successful applicants for the Special Public Work programme which targeted to employ 1,000 people per local government area.

Festus Keyamo, SAN

Some of the states that have completed the selection and submitted names include: Oyo, Benue, Ebonyi, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and Zamfara.

However, the program won’t commence October 1st as planned as the supervising ministry is waiting for the presidential approval.

The Nation reports that the Ministry of Labour and Employment has written to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval to extend the commencement of the programme by 19 days.

FreshPage gathered that delay in the release of funds for purchase of equipment for the programme necessitated the call for extension.

It was also gathered that some of the sites for implementation of the programme are flooded due to rainfall.

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