ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the request of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, to reschedule the commencement date of the Special Public Works Programme from the 1st October to 1st November, 2020.
The programme is engaging 1000 persons from each of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country for menial jobs for three months.
A statement signed by the Minister in Abuja yesterday, stated that the approval was based principally on his memo to the President informing him that most of the proposed project sites were still water logged and the rains have not abated, whereas the programme was designed for execution during the dry season.
They did not even give us opportunity to apply in my LGA, they said it was only for party members. It has also come to the point that you must be a member of a political party before you can apply for job.