The Federal Government has kicked off the Special Public Works Programme under which it plans to recruit,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.
The development is coming despite the directive of the National Assembly that the programme be suspended.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo on Tuesday inaugurated special committees in all the states of the Federation and the FCT for the selection of applicants for the programme.
At the virtual inauguration conference, Keyamo revealed that an Inter-Ministerial Committee drawn from eight Ministries and headed by the National Directorate for Employment recommended the setting up of States’ Selection Committees to identify and recruit those to be engaged under the Programme.
He adds that these Committees would also be responsible for identifying the public works to be executed in each of the LGAs in all the States.
In an interview