774,000 jobs: Buhari okays Nov 1 date

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has approved the request of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, to reschedule the commencement date of the Public Works Programme from October 1 to November 1, 2020.

The programme is engaging 1000 persons from each of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country for menial jobs for three . READ ALSO: News extra: UK unemployment rate rises to 4.5% A statement signed by the Minister in Abuja yesterday, stated that the approval based principally memo to informing him that most of the proposed project sites were still water-logged and the rains have not abated, whereas the programme designed for execution during the dry . “ is believed that by the 1st of November most of the project sites would be for work,” the statement said. “Meanwhile, capturing of those to be engaged by the selected Banks progressing seamlessly across the 774 LGAs in the country. regarding the banks attached to specific LGAs can be found the project’s website www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng. More is also available the various State Selection Committees,” added.