The 774,000 jobs programme organized by the federal government of Nigeria has kicked off in Bende Local Government Area.

The programme was officially flagged off in Abia State on 5th January 2021 at the Michael Okpara Auditoruim Government House Umuahia.

Speaking during the kickoff of the programme, the Chairman who was represented by his Deputy, Hon. Promise Uzoma Okoro charged the 632 selected persons among the participants of the programme in Bende to participate fully in the programme and showcase themselves as good ambassadors of Bende Local Government, noting that Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa led administration in Bende will continue to support the cleanliness and godliness of the area.
He urged them to ensure that the whole villages are kept clean and secured. The Deputy Chairman also used the medium to enlightened them on the importance of acquiring their NIN and voters card ahead of any government’s grant that may require any of it so as to avoid emergency situations. He also urged those who doesn’t have NIN to endeavor to enroll themselves as soon as the process is commenced in Bende.

Earlier ,the coordinator of the programme in Bende Mr. Onuoha Uzoma Albert, the head of special public work in the National Directorate of Employment Abia State said that they came for the commencement of the program in Bende and that it is only for the 632 selected participants who received a text message inviting them to the local government’s headquarter while urging the remaining ones to exercise patience.

Explaining the conditions of the job, Mr. Onuoha said the program is all about a cleaning exercise that will be carried out by the selected persons in their various places that will last from 9am till 2pm every Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays of the week.

In the case of disabled persons who were selected for the program the coordinator said they have nothing to worry about as they are not mandated to join in carrying out the cleaning exercise.

Some weeks ago the council received from the federal government various equipments and facilities that will be used in carrying out the cleaning exercise.

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