The Federal government has commenced the Special Public Works Programmes nationwide, aimed at the employment of 774,000 Nigerians.
The minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, had in April announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on special public works programme as a fiscal stimulus measure to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
The take-off of the programme, which is to be coordinated by the ministry of labour, was announced via Nigerian government official Twitter handle, @Nigeriagov, on Tuesday.
“The Special Public Works Programme of the Federal Government has kicked off nationwide. The State Selection Committees have been inaugurated and have commenced work. Find the names and contact details of members of your State’s Committee here:”, the tweet read.
The Special Public Works Programme will engage 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country for the next three months.