FG to inaugurate committees to employ 774,000 public workers

The federal government will on Monday inaugurate the state selection committees for the Special Public Works Programme.

The spokesperson of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Olua Davidson, in a statement said the inauguration would be done in Abuja by the minister of state, Festus Keyamo.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier announced the creation of the programme to mitigate lack of job opportunities in the rural areas through a short-term engagement of 1,000 unemployed persons per local government area for a period of three months.

The initiative which is to kick start on October 1 will pay the 774,000 beneficiaries an allowance of N20,000 monthly to carry out public work.

They will be recruited largely from the pool of unskilled persons ordinarily resident in rural areas.

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