After several postponements, the Federal Government is set to kick off the Special Public Works Programme across the country.
The programme which aims to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria with estimated N20,000 monthly earnings for three months duration of the job, is set to commence on Tuesday.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, announced the take-off date for the programme on Sunday night via his verified Twitter handle.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take off of the Special Public Works Programme (engaging 774,000 unemployed itinerant Nigerians) to begin nationwide on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. All NDE state structures are already in top gear for the take-off ceremonies.”
The programme was initially planned for launch on October 1, 2020, but it could not go on as scheduled.
This was as a result of the reported disagreement between the minister and the Director-General of NDE, Nasir Ladan, who was relieved of his duty by in December.