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Keyamo sheds more light on 774,00 jobs


Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has re-echoed that the 774,000 jobs are designed for everydaylabourers to do community services.

Keyamo said this in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Monday.

His tweet read: “The 774,000 jobs is basically for our everyday labourers to carry out community services.

“It would not be financially prudent if the Govt were to spend billions for expensive equipment for 3-month jobs, then spend millions again training our labourers on how to use these equipment.”

Recall that Keyamo had last week revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the kick-offof the Special Public Works Programme which would employ 774,000 Nigerians.

Thr aim of the  programme was to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria was initially scheduled for launch on October 1, 2020