The Special Public Works Programme expected to engage 774,000 persons for menial jobs for three months has been rescheduled from October 1 to November 1, this year to commence in the country.
The programme will engage 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.
A statement signed by Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN in Abuja Tuesday, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved his request.
Keyamo said 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 abated, whereas the programme was designed for execution during the dry season.
“It is believed that by the 1st of November most of the project sites would be ready for work,” the statement said.
“Meanwhile, capturing of those to be engaged by the selected Banks was progressing seamlessly across the 774 LGAs in the country.
Information regarding the banks attached to specific LGAs can be found on the project’s website www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng. More information is also available with the various State Selection Committees,” it added.
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