774,000 Jobs: Messages Directing Applicants To NDE Offices Misleading – Keyamo


Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, on Saturday asked Nigerians to ignore messages circulating on social media on the registration of Special Public Works programme, SPW.

Keyamo maintained that messages asking Nigerians to go to their state offices of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), to register, should be given a cold treatment.

In a tweet, the minister insisted that such directive would lead to total violation of the COVID-19 guideline.

He assured that the selection would be done at the local government levels and not at state NDE offices.

He tweeted: “Kindly disregard all messages directing people to go to NDE offices to register for the Special Public Works.

“This will breach COVID-19 guidelines and it will not ensure we strictly achieve the 1000 per LGA. The selection will be done from LGA to LGA, not in States’ NDE offices.”

The SPW is a programme approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to employ 774,000 Nigerians.

Keyamo had explained that the SPW programme was meant for unskilled Nigerians.

Earlier in the process, the Minister and federal lawmakers had been on war of words over the procedure of the programme. 

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