The Federal Government says it will recruit 1,000 itinerant, unskilled workers in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGA), in the country from October to December for roads rehabilitation, construction, sanitation, among others.
Keyamo said that the programme was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari and aimed principally at recruiting 774,000 itinerant and unskilled Nigerians.
“This is for the workers to carry out public works that are peculiar to each Local Government Area.
“They would be paid a total of N60,000 each, that is, N20, 000 per month.
“They would be engaged in roads rehabilitation and social housing construction, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services.
“Depending on how successful the programme is or how buoyant the Federal Government’s purse is, this programme may either be extended or repeated every year. “There are also various suggestions on some exit strategies for this programme, one of which is to move these workers to some agriculture projects, but nothing is concrete yet,’’ he said.
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