774,000 Recruitment: Latest update on the Special Public Works (SPW) job


The Selection Committee consituted by the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, to ensure unbaised selection of 1,000 vulnerable Nigerians per LGA for the Special Public Works Program have recently concluded their selection across the States of the Federation.

This was quickly followed by the opening of bank accounts through selected banks by the Federal Government, to ensure seamless payment of the 774,000 beneficiaries of the program.

As at yesterday, some banks commenced sending of account details to the beneficiaries having concluded the account opening process in some State in full preparation of the official take-off of the program.

The program which was earlier slated to commence on 1st October, 2020  has been shifted to officially commence on 1st November, 2020 following the approval granted by President Mohammadu Buhari as requested by the Minister of State, Labour and Employment.

Mr Keyamo in a statement last week Tuesday  noted that the approval was based principally on his memo to the President informing him that most of the proposed project sites were still water logged and the rains have not reduced, while the programme was designed to be executed during the dry season.

“It is believed that by the 1st of November most of the project sites would be ready for work,” Keyamo pointed out.

The Minister in the statement  furthered that opening of the Bank Accounts for selected individuals to be engaged in the program was an essential part of the process and had commenced across the LGAs of the Federation and was going as smoothly as expected adding that information regarding the progress of the program can be accessed through the portal www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng.

The Special Public Works (SPW) Program is a 3 months program, an initiative of the President Mohammadu Buhari led administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable Nigerians.

Those engaged in the program would be involved in mild activities such as clearing of gutters, clearing of market square, traffic control and other minor activities that would be assigned to them as a necessity in each of the States of the Federation on a monthly Stipend of N20,000.

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