774,000 Public Jobs Set For Take Off (What you need to know) Osun NDE Receiving Equipments, Tools

Following heavy rainfall, the Federal Government has shifted the take -off date 774,000 jobs to November 1.

The new job offers, under the Special Public Works Programme, were initially billed to take off from October 1.

But the government said some of the proposed project sites are still water logged.

A statement by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo however, said the capturing of those to be engaged by the selected banks is progressing.

The statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the request of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, to reschedule the commencement date of the Special Public Works Programme from the 1st of October to the 1st of November, 2020.

“The programme is engaging 1000 persons from each of the 774 LGAs in the country for menial jobs for three months.

“The approval is based principally on the Minister’s memo to Mr. President informing him that most of the proposed project sites are still water logged and the rains have not abated, whereas the programme is 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.

“Meanwhile, capturing of those to be engaged by the selected banks is 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

“More information are also available with the various State Selection Committees.

In another story, the coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Osun State, Mr Ismail Abiola, has said the selected applicants for the 774, 000 job slots, under the Special Public Works Programme in the state will be engaged in basic business training during the programme.

Abiola disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in his office in Osogbo, on Tuesday, said the purpose of the programme was to train the prospective applicants on how to

handle small scales business.

According to Abiola, Osun NDE has been receiving the equipments and the tools designed to be used for this Special Public Works Programme.

He maintained that the applicants are expected to be engaged in environmental development, adding some would be involved in some jobs identified in their various local government areas.

He urged the applicants to make judicious use of the job opportunity and honorarium attach to it in other to be self reliant .

He explained that all arrangements have been concluded to kick start the programme, saying at no distance time, names of successful applicants would be shortlisted.

“The federal government is very concern about the plight of unemployed people and level of poverty in the country generally to reduce hunger in the society. Nigerians have registered through the committee that was set up for this programme and the list has been forwarded to the headquarter in Abuja.

“We are expecting that the list would be forwarded to the bank according to Director General. The selected applicants would be given forms to fill by the bank to do the documentation hopefully in each local government in collaboration with NDE.

“During the programme NDE will train the applicants on how to utilize little amount they would earn to start small scales business for the growth of the economy locally.” he said.

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