Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has revealed that the sum N52 billion has been appropriated for the Federal Authorities’s proposed 774,000 jobs.
He stated that every beneficiary of the brand new job scheme shall be paid N60,000 month-to-month, including that the sum of N46.44 billion has been appropriated for this.
This was contained in a letter tackle to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour, Employment and Productiveness, and the Chairman, Home of Representatives’ Committee on Labour, Employment and Productiveness, a replica of which was made obtainable to DAILY POST on Monday.
He wrote the letter to the NASS Joint Committees forward of his second look there on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 12 midday.
Based on him, “The entire sum of N52 billion has been appropriated for this programme.
“Out of this quantity, the sum of N46.44 billion is for precise cost of the stipends of these to be engaged.
“They are going to be paid via BVN, therefore eliminating the potential for fraud within the cost scheme.
“The steadiness of N5.56 billion is for the acquisition of instruments and lightweight tools, the transportation, storage and safety of those tools in all of the 774 LGAs within the nation.
“That’s roughly the sum of N7.183 million per LGA for the three-month interval. The procurement of these things can solely be executed by the Nationwide Directorate of Employment, complying with strict procurement tips within the Public Procurement Act.”
On what Nigerians ought to count on from the programme, Keyamo added, “On the finish of the programme, we’d have chosen and engaged 774,000 Nigerians in a clear course of, adequately supervised and monitored them and paid N60,000.00 every for providers rendered.
“Nigerians must also count on an enchancment in bodily and environmental infrastructure nationwide.”