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FG shifts inauguration of public works programme to Nov. 1

Citing flooding of most project sites, the Federal Government has rescheduled the commencement of the Public Works Programme aimed at engaging 1000 people from the 774 Local Government Areas in the country.

The programme, expected to engage the Nigerians for menial jobs for three months is shifted from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1,2020.

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, disclosed this yesterday in a statement signed by Mr Charles Akpan, the Deputy Director and Head of Press and Public Relations in Abuja.

Keyamo said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the new date for the rescheduling of the programme.

According to the minister, the approval is based on his memo to President Muhammadu Buhari informing him that most of the proposed project sites were still water-logged as the rains had not abated.

He however, said that the programme was designed for execution during the dry season when most of the project sites would be ready for work.

Keyamo said that capturing of those to be engaged by the selected banks had been progressing seamlessly across the 774 local government areas.

He therefore noted that the information regarding the banks attached to the specific local government areas could be found in the project’s website: www.specificpublicworks.gov.ng.

He said that more information was also available with the various state selection committees.

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