FG Unveils Special Public Works Programme Aimed At Providing 774,000 Jobs For Youths Nationwide
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The Federal Government has appointed All Progressives Congress chieftain, Alhaji Mutiu Are; the daughter of APC national leader and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo as part of the 20-member committee that will undertake the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.
Others on the committee include former local government chairman, Kayode Elesin; the Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi, APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs Fadekemi Otitonaiye, Former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team and Wale Adelana.
Further included were three monarchs alongside seven others- Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), was named as the chairman and Elesin as the vice-chairman.
Keyamo had on Monday inaugurated, by virtual means, the 20-member committees in the 36 States and the FCT that will select the 1000 persons per Local government area that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.
The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months and they would be engaged in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others.
They are to be paid N20,000 a month.