Solving employment problem with special public works programme
President Muhammadu Buhari understands that his main job is job creation and he is resolved to do all within his powers to ensure a reduction in the number of unemployed Nigerians. Hence, despite the paucity of funds forced on the country by COVID-19 pandemic, the president approved a pilot special public works programme in the rural areas which would result in the employment of 1,000 youths from each of the 774 local government areas in the country bringing the total to 774,000.
According to Mr Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, who is superintending over the project during a press conference,…
Source: Nigerian Tribune