Governors, lawmakers, take 15 percent slot for 774,000 jobs

The conflict between the National Assembly and the Minister of State Labour and Employment over the distribution of the 774,000 public works jobs initiated by the Federal Government might have been resolved with slots allocated to lawmakers.

Besides Senators and House of Representatives members, governors and ministers will also make nominations.

The process of recruitment which the National Assembly tried to halt, after a clash between Minister of State Labour and Employment and the joint committee of the National Assembly on Labour and Employment, is going on in all the states.

Political office holders have been allocated 15 per cent of the slots in the programme designed to employ 1,000 artisan youths from each of the 774 local government councils in the country.

Beneficiaries are to work for three months between October and December. Each will earn N20,000 monthly, doing public works as may be determined.

N52 billion has been approved for the project in the 2020 budget.

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