The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has revealed that each candidate selected for the federal government’s 774,000 job slots would get a total of N60,000 for the three months that the programme would last.

According to Keyamo, the federal government would pay N20,000 per month from October to December for the jobs ranging from roads rehabilitation, construction, sanitation, among others.

The federal government had earlier announced that its special public works programme would accommodate 1,000 unskilled workers in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of the country.

“This is for the workers to carry out public works that are peculiar to each Local Government Area.

“They would be paid a total of N60,000 each, that is, N20, 000 per month.

“They would be engaged in roads rehabilitation and social housing construction, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services.

“Depending on how successful the programme is or how buoyant the Federal Government’s purse is, this programme may either be extended or repeated every year.

“There are also various suggestions on some exit strategies for this programme, one of which is to move these workers to some agriculture projects, but nothing is concrete yet’’, he said.

Keyamo said selected candidates without Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) would be captured by designated banks.

“This is because Mr President has directed that everyone must be paid through their BVNs to eliminate fraud in the programme. With this measure, no single person can be paid twice’’, he explained.

He added, “We are hereby releasing immediately all names and phone numbers of every member of the various committees in the entire country for easy access by Nigerians to make case for their inclusion.

“Members of the committee, in turn will also reach out to various sectors of their different states to recruit eligible Nigerians.

“The finer details of how these would be done will be communicate to the committees through their various Chairmen and Secretaries.

“These would be ready in the next few days in the form of guidelines for the Operation of the States’ Selection Committees’’, Keyamo said.


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