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774,000 jobs: Governors, Ministers, lawmakers get special slots

774,000 jobs: Governors, Ministers, lawmakers get special slots

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State governors, federal lawmakers and ministers will be given special slots in the 774,000 jobs to be provided by the Nigerian government. This was disclosed on Wednesday, by the selection committee of the extended special public works programme, which will be responsible for the recruitment. The chairman of the committee in Bauchi, Sanusi Aliyu Kunde, while inaugurating the state panel gave the breakdown. “Governors will be given 40 persons each from all the councils in the states. Senators will have 30 persons each from only the local government areas in the senatorial district each represents. “If a principal officer of the National Assembly comes from your state, then he/she gets 40 slots in all the local government areas within his district.N “Members of t
Rivers Youths Accused Foreign Affairs Ministry Of Fraudulent Allocation Of Slots

Rivers Youths Accused Foreign Affairs Ministry Of Fraudulent Allocation Of Slots

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By D. Z. Warmate A group in Rivers State has revealed that, Rivers state indigenes have been short changed for employment in to federal establishment by desperate job seekers from other states for years. According to some documents made available to EAGLE EYES Report, These desperadoes’ steals the slots allotted to the state by pretending to be of Rivers origin. They acquire via fraudulent means, local government identification letter/certificate from local government areas in Rivers state. This has exacerbated the unemployment rate and has snowballed in to different forms of violent crime by youths in the state. A petition signed by the chairman and secretary of the RIVERS PATRIOTIC FRONT (RPF) obtained by freelance investigative journalist dated 17th December, 201
774,000 jobs: FG apologises to Lawan over Keyamo’s outburst and arrogance

774,000 jobs: FG apologises to Lawan over Keyamo’s outburst and arrogance

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has apologised to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, over the outburst of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, regarding the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians. Keyamo clashed with lawmakers last week, while responding to questions about the exercise. The lawmakers accused Keyamo of hijacking the programme from the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), but he fired back insisting they were the ones trying to take over the project. The exercise was eventually put on hold, although Keyamo has maintained the lawmakers do not have the powers to do so. However, speaking at a meeting with Lawan at the National Assembly on Tuesday, Ngige said Keyamo has prepared a position paper on how the...
774,000 Jobs: Senate gives update on recruitment exercise

774,000 Jobs: Senate gives update on recruitment exercise

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians remains on hold. Lawan stated this on Monday, while speaking with journalists. He insisted that a joint committee of the National Assembly was right to demand an explanation on the recruitment exercise. Last week, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, But Lawan insisted that they deserve to know how the programme would be implemented, since they approved the N52billion budget for it. “It is within the purview of our committees to demand an explanation on the process and procedure through which the programme would be implemented. So, our joint committee was right. The committee was right to ask the questions. We are meant to interrogate the processes through which such programmes
BREAKING: Festus Keyamo reveals monthly salary for beneficiaries of 774,000 jobs

BREAKING: Festus Keyamo reveals monthly salary for beneficiaries of 774,000 jobs

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Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has revealed that the sum N52 billion has been appropriated for the Federal Government’s proposed 774,000 jobs. He said that each beneficiary of the new job scheme will be paid N60,000 monthly, adding that the sum of N46.44 billion has been appropriated for this. This was contained in a letter address to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, and the Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST on Monday. He wrote the letter to the NASS Joint Committees ahead of his second appearance there on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 12 noon. According to him, “The total sum of N52 billion has bee
Recruitment for 774,000 jobs on hold until explanations are given – N’assembly

Recruitment for 774,000 jobs on hold until explanations are given – N’assembly

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The national assembly says the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians is on hold until explanations are given on how the beneficiaries will be engaged. In a statement on Wednesday, Ajibola Basiru and Benjamin Kalu, spokesmen of the senate and house, said the lawmakers are concerned “about the proper and effective implementation of the engagement of 774,000 Public works workers.” There was a mild drama at the national assembly on Tuesday when Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged lawmakers in a shouting match when he appeared before them over the initiative of the federal government. The lawmakers had accused Keyamo of hijacking the programme from NDE but the minister hit back, saying they were the ones trying to take over the project. After
VP Osinbajo Submits COVID-19 Job Creation Policy To Buhari

VP Osinbajo Submits COVID-19 Job Creation Policy To Buhari

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday submitted the post-COVID-19 Economic Sustainability Plan to President Muhammadu Buhari. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, revealed this in a tweet on his official handle. “Plan ready sir, as VP hands over the Sustainability Plan to Mr. President this morning at the Aso Villa Chambers,” he tweeted. “According to the President, with the kind of wide consultations, (including NASS, Govs & co) that went into developing the plan, it is actually a “National Plan.” Plan ready sir, as VP hands over the Sustainability Plan to Mr. President this morning at the Aso Villa Chambers. According to the President, with the kind of wide consultations, (including NASS, Govs & co) that went into developin
Scrap NYSC Scheme So We Can Get Jobs, Nigerian Graduates Tell Buhari As COVID-19 Delays Mobilisation

Scrap NYSC Scheme So We Can Get Jobs, Nigerian Graduates Tell Buhari As COVID-19 Delays Mobilisation

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Nigerian students and prospective members of the National Youth Service Corps have urged the Nigerian Government to scrap the NYSC scheme, saying it has outlived its usefulness. Speaking with SaharaReporters on how the outbreak of Coronavirus had affected their mobilization for the compulsory one-year national service, they lamented how their inability to take part in the programme had denied them of jobs. Following the outbreak of the virus in the country, the NYSC had abruptly ended activities at orientation camps across the country. The Director-General of the scheme, Ibrahim Shuaibu, in an interview with Economic Confidential, also said the agency had no intention to mobilize prospective corps members anytime soon, especially as t...
President Buhari orders recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

President Buhari orders recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians for Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, disclosed this in Abuja at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures. The measures were in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock. She explained that 1, 000 people were expected to be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. According to her, the sum of N60 billion for allowances and operational cost has been earmarked from the COVID-19 crisis intervention fund for the initiative. She disclosed that President Buhari had previously approved a pilot special public works programm...