FG begins recruitment of 774,000 workers nation-wide in the Special Public Works Program

~1,000 Persons to be recruited in each LGA across 744 LGAs in Nigeria

~Each employee to earn 20k per month

The Special Public Works (SPW) Program of the Federal Government has commenced nation-wide.
The SPW Program is a post COVID-19 poverty alleviation programme, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for implementation and supervised by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN).
The program is aimed at recruiting 1,000 persons per Local Government Area in the 774 local government areas across the country.

In a virtual inauguration conference jointly addressed by the Director General, National Directorate of Employment, Dr. Nasir Ladan Argungu in Abuja, Mr. Festus Keyamo disclosed that an Inter-Ministerial Committee drawn from eight Ministries and headed by the NDE recommended the setting up of States’ Selection Committees to identify and recruit those to be engaged under the Programme.

“These Committees would also be saddled with the responsibility of identifying the public works to be executed in each of the LGAs in all the States. This would be in addition to projects already identified by several Federal Ministries, Agencies and Parastatals in different localities across the country.

“Having accepted the recommendations, we also ensured that the composition of the Committees is multi-sectoral and local enough to balance all the competing interests in different States. Your selection, therefore was a result of a painstaking process we carried out to ensure that we make the exercise as credible as possible.
“The 1,000 persons you will recruit per LGA would be engaged by the Federal Government between October and December this year to carry out public works that are peculiar to each Local Government Area.

“They would be paid a total of N60,000 each (that is N20,000 per month). They would be engaged in roads rehabilitation and social housing construction, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services,” he explained.

He further said that the programme could be extended or repeated every year.

“After the selection of those to be engaged, they still have to be captured by some selected banks we are in talks with, their account opened, and their BVNs obtained. This is because Mr President has directed that everyone must be paid through their BVNs to eliminate fraud in the programme.
“As a result, I direct that all the States’ Selection Committees have just three weeks to complete the selection process and return the names of those selected to us for further processing with the banks.

“My belief is that if the Committees adhere strictly to the Guidelines given to them, they are bound to achieve the targets set by Mr President to reach out to 774,000 Nigerians who are largely indigent and itinerant workers.” he added.

🔹Also read: FG inaugurates States’ Selection Committees for Special Public Works recruitment

In another development the Senior Special Assistant  to President Buhari on Public Affairs Mr. Ajuri Ngelale on Wednesday through his Twitter handle disclosed that the Special Public Works program of the Federal Government has commenced in ernest nation-wide.

He said that the state selection committee has been inaugurated and have commenced work.

He further directed members of the public to visit the SPW website; www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng to find out their state recruitment committee members and there contact details to apply. Application would be through the state selection committee members.

🔹To Apply visit the website: www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng  and click on your state in the Nigerian Map provided and contact your state selection committee members with their phone numbers provided there and get directives on how to apply.

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