Federal Government has released official website for Nigerians who are wiilling to enroll for 774,000 special public job recruitment across the country.
The website is: www.specialpublicworks.gov.ng
The website as claimed by the Minister of State for labour and employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN will avail all prospective beneficiaries all necessary information needed prior the commencement of the recruitment process.
For now, Keyamo will appear before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Labour on Tuesday to defend the 774,000 job recruitment across the country.
The Minister is going on the invitation of the Joint Committee after the earlier meeting ended in shouting match.
As claimed by labour minister, ” the programme starts on the 1st of October, 2020. However, we are already running out of time because before October 1, 2020, we still have to select the 774,000 Nigerians, register them, open bank accounts for them and obtain their BVNs. Hence the urgency to proceed with preparations.”
On how much the programme is worth, Keyamo said, “The total sum of N52 billion has been appropriated for this programme. Out of this amount, the sum of N46.44 billion is for the actual payment of the stipends of those to be engaged. They will pay through BVN, hence eliminating the possibility of fraud in the payment scheme.
“The balance of N5.56 billion is for the purchase of tools and light equipment, the transportation, storage and security of this equipment in all the 774 LGAs in the country. That is approximately the sum of N7.183 million per LGA for the three-month period. The procurement of these items can only be done by the National Directorate of Employment, complying with strict procurement guidelines in the Public Procurement Act.
“At the end of the programme, we would have selected and engaged 774,000 Nigerians in a transparent process, adequately supervised and monitored them and paid N60,000.00 each for services rendered. Nigerians should also expect an improvement in the physical and environmental infrastructure nationwide.”
He said in his submission that the National Assembly lacks the power to circumscribe or question the discretion of the minister to establish the Committees.
Keyamo said, “Once a person who is given discretionary powers by law exercises that discretion in a particular way, it is impossible to question the exercise of that discretion if it is done within the confines of the law. An example is the power of the President to appoint at least one Minister from each State.