The Federal Government is employing 1000 people in each of the 774 local government in Nigeria. Following the Approval of Nigerian Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN) by President Muhammadu Buhari, to begin the recruitment of 774, 000 youths under the Special Public Works Programme (SPWG). A quick visit to the the SPWG portal https://specialpublicworks.gov.ng/site/ shows that the website is now LIVE. The site is loaded with tips concerning the exercise as well as names of states coordinators and officials that are in charge of the recruitment exercise.
The initiative will start October 1 and each beneficiary will be paid N20,000 monthly to carry out public works, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, announced Thursday.
Mr Keyamo provided more details of the programme, saying each state will have a committee to choose those to be employed and the jobs they will perform.
He said political leaders in all areas will be allowed to select not more than 10 per cent of the beneficiaries in their areas.