The honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment and the supervising Minister for National Directorate of Employment, Barrister Festus Keyamo, has this afternoon through virtual means, inaugurated 20-Member Committee for each of the 36 states of the Federation, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The Committee for each state will be saddled with the task of selecting 1000 persons from each Local Government Area of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for the Special Public Works (SPW) Programme.
Switch Nigeria had reported news of the modalities and approach to the selection of the eligible persons for the jobs, in which details of how each state’s 20-member Committee will be constituted. We reported that the Minister had explained that the jobs are meant for the less literate and the unskilled indigent of each of the local government area of the country.
We reported that the Minister made it clear that no job application portal will be set up for this purpose, saying that the task of selecting eligible persons for the jobs will be done by the Committee set up in each state of the country and the FCT. Please read our report here. Keyamo said that most that are likely to be selected for the job will be those that are not good at using the internet or even afford smart phones. He also said that the the names of the people eventually selected will be published on a website for the sake of transparency.
According to their website, “the Special Public Works in the Rural Areas is an employment- intensive technique acquired and adapted by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) from one of the capacity-building collaborations with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the late 1980’s to the middle of the 1990’s. The Project was tagged ILO/NDE Labour Based/ Light Equipment Methods of Construction, Rehabilitation and maintenance of Public Infrastructure.”
The Minister advised all citizens who wish to peruse the committee set up in their own state, to do so via the link below.
Or you can click on this https://specialpublicworks.gov.ng/site/?page_id=12267