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‘774,000 jobs: Governors, lawmakers, ministers to get slot’

By Rukayat Akanbi

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The Selection Committee of the Extended Special Public Works Programme which will carryout the controversial 774,000 Federal Government jobs has said that state governors, federal lawmakers, ministers would be given special slots.

The Chairman Special Public Works Committee in Bauchi, Hon. Sanusi Aliyu Kunde while inaugurating a state Committee on Wednesday said that “governors will be given 40 persons each from all the councils in the states.

“Senators will have 30 persons each from only the LGAs in the senatorial district that the they represent. If a principal officer of the National Assembly comes from your state, then he/she gets 40 slots in all the LGAs within his district.

“Honourable members of the House of Representatives should be allotted 25 slots from the LGAs within their districts. The principal officers of the House should be given 30 slots. Hon minister should be allotted 30 slots from all the LGAs in the State.”

Sanusi also said that the slots for the state lawmakers is at the Committee’s discretion. According to him, he was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo on June 29, 2020 to make selection across the 20 councils of Bauchi State. “In total, we shall be recruiting 20,000 persons for this programme. We are required to include about 200 literate persons in every LGA who will be used to carry out nationwide survey during the period of engagement.”

According to Sanusi, the recruits will work between October and December 2020 to carryout the public works that are peculiar to each LG. “They will be paid a total of N60,000 each in three months.” He said that they will be engaged to maintain roads, social housing construction projects, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services as required by each LGA.

Sanusi said the Committee was working in accordance with guidelines given to it, which he said would enable them to achieve targets set by President Muhammadu Buhari to reach out to 774,000 Nigerians.


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