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FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Racoon(m): 3:03am On Nov 01, 2020
The federal government’s Special Public Works (SPW) programme aimed at employing 774,000 youths across the 774 local government councils will kick off today, with a formal launch expected on Friday.

The project which was initially slated to commence October 1 was shifted to November after the minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had written a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, informing him that most of the proposed project sites were still water-logged as the rains had not abated.

However, Tunde Moshood, the special assistant on media to the minister of state for Labour and Employment, told our correspondent over the phone that a formal launch will now be next Friday, November 6.

He said, “Yes, it is going ahead. November first is Sunday, so there can’t be an official lunch on Sunday”.

He said the Minister of state for Labour, Festus Keyamo will openly declare the commencement of the programme in Delta.

LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that the programme will start with a test run in 18 states, while other states will join at a later date.

Many successful beneficiaries of the progaramme have received text messages from banks and their local government confirming their participation.

Meanwhile, stakeholders have applauded the move, saying the initiative, if not politicised midway, will give birth to economic prosperity, even as it would reduce in the long run the growing unemployment rate in the country.

The stakeholders who spoke in separate interviews with LEADERSHIP SUNDAY yesterday advised that a systemic, multidimensional economy with a wide approach was important in tackling the growing problem of unemployment.

On his part, the director-general of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf, advised that to make the government initiative works, there must be creation of an enabling environment for investors, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Yusuf said, “We need to focus on factors impeding the performance of these businesses. We need to address infrastructure issues, access to foreign exchange, regulatory challenges, funding, technology, ports customs, taxes, fees and levies, as well as bureaucracy, to mention a few of the constraints.

“Supporting the creation of new businesses is a good idea, but facilitating the growth of existing businesses is more impactful and more sustainable. We need to deal with all dimensions of the unemployment challenge.”

Also, an entrepreneurship and business management expert, Dr Timi Olubiyi, said if the job creation drive is sustained, it would be desirable and attractive.

He however called on the government to strengthen existing jobs against the looming job losses due to unavoidable recession and the pandemic which is still very much around.

He pointed out that world over, SME’s are substantially the major employer of labour, avenue for wealth creation and sustainable economic development.


Similarly, the president of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Williams Akporeha, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the planned creation of 774,000 jobs, prayed that the jobs should be permanent ones and not the kind of jobs that will phase out in a few years.

“I must commend PMB because his administration is the type that is trying to meet the yearning of the people. He is making positive effort by these planned jobs which I believe is for civil service sector, in any case, it is a welcome development. But I pray they should not be politicised jobs that would fade away at expiration of this administration”, he said.

Similarly, the president of National Union of Food and Beverage Employees (NUFBTE), Comrade Oyelekan Lateef, who applauded Buhari for being sensitive to the plight of Nigerian youths through the planned job creation, noted that “if indeed the promise to create 774,000 is allowed to work, the number of unemployment would shrink by 774,000.

“And if the organised private sector is also able to create much room for employment, then, the society will enjoy peaceful atmosphere,” he added.

In a separate reaction, the general secretary of NUFBTE, Comrade Mike Olanrewaju, commended President Buhari for the planned jobs.Speaking with LEADERSHIP Sunday, he charged the federal government to make the planned jobs productive and lasting ones that would help engage the youths, thereby keeping them from idleness.

Olanrewaju said, “This means one thousand jobs from the 774 local governments which is a better step in the right direction. We pray it should not be a political statement because it is better said than done.

“But if done, it would curb insecurity in the land, as an idle hand is always the workshop of the devil. If they are actively engaged, they will have no interest in anything that would undermine such ventures.

“They can easily be manipulated for evil things when they don’t have functional and productive jobs. But if truly it is not political statement, if truly FG can make this promise a reality, then, there would be bright hope for this country because as it is now, the country is at the cross road without clear cut direction”.

The federal government had earlier kick-started the Special Public Works (SPW) programme, which was designed to create 774,000 jobs across the nation, with the inauguration of the State Selection Committees.

-The initiative plans to employ 1,000 persons from each of the 774 LGA in the country

-Each of the beneficiaries of the programme will be paid N20,000 monthly to carry out public works.

-The implementation agency for the programme is the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).


The minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, while performing the virtual inauguration in a joint address with the director-general of NDE, Nasir Ladan Argungu, had disclosed that an inter-ministerial committee drawn from 8 ministries and headed by the NDE recommended the setting up of states’ selection committees to identify and recruit those to be engaged under the programme.

Artisans In 11 States, FCT Get N30,000 One-time Grant

Meanwhile, the presidency has disclosed that artisans in 11 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) have started receiving the N30,000 one-time grant under the Artisan Support Scheme of the Federal Government.

The Artisan Support Scheme is under the federal government’s Survival Fund programme to support Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide.

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity to the vice president, disclosed this in a statement he issued yesterday.

He said that the beneficiaries in 11 states and the FCT were in the first stream and had started collecting the N30,000 one-time grant.

He listed the states to include Lagos, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Anambra, Abia,  Rivers, Plateau and Delta States as well as the FCT.

Akande said, “The registration for the second batch of states has already begun; there will also be a third batch. All the 36 states and FCT are covered and verified beneficiaries will be paid the one-time grant.

“Another phase has begun on the survival fund scheme where 250,000 business names will be registered by the CAC for free. The Federal Government is going to pay for the cost of the business registration and the first 250,000 Nigerians will be beneficiaries, it is on a first-come-first-serve basis.”

He noted that the federal government, under its MSME Survival Fund scheme, would be paying three months’ salaries of certain categories of workers.

Akande listed such categories as private school teachers, transport workers and other categories of business owners, adding that it will help cushion the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic shut down.

He added that the Survival Fund Payroll Support would pay the sum of N30,000 or N50,000 grant over three months to 500,000 beneficiaries nationwide.

According to him, a one-time grant of N30,000 will be paid to artisans and N50,000 to some small businesses.

Akande said that in spite of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) would help revamp the nation’s economy, boost local production, sustain and create jobs.

He said that the ESP, which was approved by the President and the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in June, was a N2.3 trillion stimulus plan for the economy.

He said the ESP had different components which were sector specific and tailored to provide solutions to sustain jobs and boost the economy.

Akand continued: “The Agro programme (for agriculture) has been making progress so far as we have enumerated more than 4 million farmers who will be benefiting under the agricultural aspect of the ESP.

“The Central Bank on Nigeria will be making lending possible for the bigger partners who will in turn make the equipment, services, yields and fertilisers to smallholder farmers.”

“They will also be going to about 5 million and these are essentially small holder farmers, of which they are also targeting the significant increase in cultivation.

“They are also looking at 20,000 acres of land per state, of which all of that is in progress and very soon money will be allocated to fund the project.”

He further stated that the federal government was making progress on the ESP 300,000 social housing scheme, which was designed to build houses across the country for low income earners.

On the ESP solar power initiative, Akande said it would create 250,000 jobs and provide electricity for millions of homes via installation of solar panels in 5 million homes across the country.

He disclosed that the Solar Home systems and mini-grids would be installed in 5 million homes across the country in places where they were not already connected to the National Grid.
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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Sammyganja(m): 3:07am On Nov 01, 2020
issokay
Let's wait and see


Finally FTC

I dedicate this FTC to my real niggar slawormiir with his "damn niggar" lamba..

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Racoon(m): 3:29am On Nov 01, 2020
Congratulations to those will truly get these employments based on merit & not on the who you know in Nigeria cliches.Oga Festus you tried but so sad the slots were even allotted to serving public office holders.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Lexusgs430: 4:05am On Nov 01, 2020
For only 20K a month, for only a 90 day duration...... Jokers......

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by bankmartins(m): 4:06am On Nov 01, 2020
What can a Local man Say, That's a Salary for Hoodlums. Happy New Month Fans.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Soljaboi44(m): 4:06am On Nov 01, 2020
Damnnnn Nigarr

Issorites

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Ekpekus(m): 4:07am On Nov 01, 2020
Wonderful and ingredients grin
Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Temitopemo6e6(m): 4:07am On Nov 01, 2020
I have never seen an organization that prides it’s self lying as much as Nigerian

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by gambia(m): 4:08am On Nov 01, 2020
Misleading headline, but rather FG’s 774,000 Jobs Internship program begins Today

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Cosameke: 4:09am On Nov 01, 2020
We are waiting..ndiala
Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by parkervero(m): 4:12am On Nov 01, 2020
Congratulations to the winners!
Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by parkervero(m): 4:12am On Nov 01, 2020
Congratulations to the winners! Yeah, you win if you found your name on the list.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by wemmy01(m): 4:15am On Nov 01, 2020
20k per month, for this Buhari regime naira. Na achievement be this one too?

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Promotions: 4:16am On Nov 01, 2020
God please answer my prayers cos this Nigerian government isn't working.. one time payment of 30k that won't last any of their kids for a day.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by TechCapon(m): 4:18am On Nov 01, 2020
Three months job for 60k

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by DLonely1: 4:20am On Nov 01, 2020
angry

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by safetyInspector(m): 4:20am On Nov 01, 2020
It is rather FG 774,000 jobs for hoodlums.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by DLonely1: 4:21am On Nov 01, 2020
embarassed That is 20K per month when one bag of rice is around 36K. The monsters they're making...

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by stonemasonn: 4:24am On Nov 01, 2020
Promotions:
God please answer my prayers cos this Nigerian government isn't working.. one time payment of 30k that won't last any of their kids for a day.
well it will inject some cash into the system rather than hoarding it for thieves, my only problem is if actually 774000 people will get paid.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Ajiswaggs(m): 4:25am On Nov 01, 2020
grin
Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by ladywise: 4:26am On Nov 01, 2020
Ok

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by bigt2(m): 4:31am On Nov 01, 2020
Please let me LOL. In fact, let me ROTFLMAO! 20K? Like seriously?

I won't apply - I can't trust the government on this and of you ask me why, I'll tell you THAT IS AN AVENUE TO GET UNDER THEIR SPOTLIGHT. NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE YOU WITH THE RIGHT HAND AND COLLECT WITH THE LEFT THROUGH OVERNIGHT TAX LIABILITY, POOR PRICE REGULATION, etc besides, I make more than 20k, can make more than 20k, been making more than 20k and will still make more than 20k.

Whatever happens to 30k minimum wage Casual workers being neglected in several institutions? SIWES money coming in after graduating, IT students whose Remuneration is next to zero etc etc

Expect fuel to be reviewed upward after this.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Maxymilliano(m): 4:31am On Nov 01, 2020
20k per month for 3 months

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:33am On Nov 01, 2020
Naija Youths, go and register .....NOW!

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:34am On Nov 01, 2020
Temitopemo6e6:
I have never seen an organization that prides it’s self lying as much as Nigerian
Something as glaring and publicized like this is still lying to you and your likes?
I give up on wailers!!

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Cti28(m): 4:36am On Nov 01, 2020
#60k in three months, about $ 165 in 3 month; with all the natural resources available.
And at the end, this will be listed as an achievement.

Meanwhile, Switzerland is about implementing a minimum wage of about $3500 a month and they have no natural resources compare to Nigeria.
Sometimes I wonder from which part of "evil" especially those governing are from?

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Deceptionlove: 4:38am On Nov 01, 2020
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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by ipobarecriminals: 4:40am On Nov 01, 2020
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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Richardlove(m): 4:46am On Nov 01, 2020
Just for once, Nigerian youths should be grateful. If actually it's real. #20000 is cool money. It may not be much but it's something than nothing. The grateful will always receive more. I wish I'm among the lucky ones that got those text messages. Who can gift me #20000 to complete my rent? Give it shall be given unto you...

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by iampeterben(m): 4:47am On Nov 01, 2020
All the best to all social workers that has applied.

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Re: FG’s 774,000 Jobs Begin Today by Hezmatosky: 4:49am On Nov 01, 2020
The job is actually for those on the street. Those who don't have handiwork or educated. Nigeria government feels they're the ones disturbing them.

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