The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said the Special Public Works Programme of the Federal Government which will provide 774,000 jobs is set to kick off across the country tomorrow, 5 January, 2021.
Festus Keyamo, made the announcement of the take-off date for the programme on Sunday night on his Twitter page.
Keyamo, SAN, noted that the announcement had been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also added that all structures of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in all the states were in place for the commencement of the programme.
The job creation programme was planned to be launched on October 1, 2020, but it couldn’t take place as a result of an alleged disagreement between the minister and the Director-General of NDE, Nasir Ladan, who was relieved of his duty in December.
The programme is designed to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, and each of the 774,000 workers is expected to earn N20,000 monthly for three months duration of the job.
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. pic.twitter.com/BZrYaxOQrE
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) January 3, 2021