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Federal Govt Yet To Disburse N7.3bn For 774,000 Special Public Works

by Our Reporter
Minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said that the federal government is yet to disburse the N7.3 billion to the remaining beneficiaries of the government’s 774, 000 Special Public Works Programme.
He made the revelation during the budget defence organised by the Senate Committee on Labour and Employment for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) held in Abuja.

Keyamo, who noted that the delay was due to bank issues, promised that the ministry would ensure that the funds were disbursed before the end of December.

The programme was introduced in October 2019, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval.

The programme is domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

It seeks to address the problem of unemployment across the country, especially in the rural areas, thus making the unemployed youth more useful to themselves and society.

Under the programme, beneficiaries are to be paid N20,000 a month for three months.

Keyamo, while making clarifications on the commercial banks used in disbursing the fund said “Why we insisted on certain banks was because of the auditing process.

The minister, however, said that the ministry has opened up the process whereby beneficiaries could use any bank in their locality.

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