The Federal Government has Sets Up State Selection Committees on the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme Jobs. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier, approved the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians on the Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Committees, State Selection Committees, would select 1,000 persons from each of the Local Government Areas (LGA) in each state, as well as identify the projects to be executed in those Areas.

According to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, the President recently approved the extension of the Special Public Works programme to “all 36 states and the FCT from October – December 2020 as a means of mitigating the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.”

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He further stated that the extended programme would also be expected to “provide modest stipends for itinerant workers to undertake roads’ rehabilitation and social housing construction, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services. Hence the directive of Mr President for the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to collaborate with other Ministries with rural components in their mandates.”