Keyamo said recruitment for Special Public Works programme received approval from Buhari
Nigeria has officially started recruiting for its Special Public Works (SPW) programme, an intervention initiative to cater to the jobless poor in rural areas.
The Special Public Works programme which is aimed at recruiting 1,000 Nigerian in each of the 774 local government, had been suspended by the National Assembly over disagreements on percentage slots for the lawmakers.
But according to the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, President Buhari’s approval has been secured to commence the recruitment and override the lawmakers’ suspension.
“The State Selection Committees have been inaugurated and have commenced work,” the tweet read, before adding a link for the names and contact details of members of State Committees.
President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the programme, as part of the fiscal stimulus measures to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.