Buhari Backs Keyamo On 774,000 Jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari has given Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, the go-ahead with the plan to recruit 774, 000 under the Special Public Works Progamme (SPW). By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja Keyamo confirmed the development to The Nation on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister said he has the instructions of President Buhari to proceed unhindered, thereby ignoring the leadership of the National … Continue reading Buhari Backs Keyamo On 774,000 Jobs

Keyamo, Lawmakers Clash; Election Campaign Councils Named; And Other Political Stories Of Last Week

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under the supervision of the minister of state, labour and employment on Monday constituted and inaugurated a committee to supervise the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians. Unsatisfied with the modalities used in setting up the committees, the National Assembly joint committee on labour and employment invited the management of NDE and the minister. By Nasir Ayitogo What seemed like … Continue reading Keyamo, Lawmakers Clash; Election Campaign Councils Named; And Other Political Stories Of Last Week

Op-Ed | On The Federal Government’s 774,000 Jobs

The plan by the federal government to provide 774,000 jobs, 1000 in each local government, was conceived to cushion the excruciating effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on one hand and to eradicate poverty, a menace that threaten humanity world over on the other. Just recently, the World Bank projected there will be 96 million poor people, those with limited means of meeting basic needs in … Continue reading Op-Ed | On The Federal Government’s 774,000 Jobs

Suspend Plan To Recruit 774,000 Nigerians, NASS Tells Buhari

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the implementation of the plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians for Special Public Works across the country. By Sanni Onogu, Abuja The position of both chambers of the National Assembly followed a sharp disagreement between the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour, Employee and Productivity and the Minister for State for Labour … Continue reading Suspend Plan To Recruit 774,000 Nigerians, NASS Tells Buhari