The Nationwide Meeting on Wednesday introduced the suspension of the Particular Public Works programme underneath the Nationwide Directorate of Employment to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, The PUNCH reviews.
The President, Muhammadu Buhari, had permitted the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians underneath the scheme.
By the association, 1, 000 Nigerians who would earn N20,000 every on a month-to-month foundation for 3 months are anticipated to be recruited in every of the 774 native authorities areas, of the nation.
The programme was anticipated to take off in October this yr.
However the nation’s parliament on Wednesday mentioned the programme has been suspended following the disagreement between it and the Minister of State for Employment, Labour and Productiveness, Festus Keyamo, on Tuesday.
The spokesperson for the Senate, Ajibola Basiru, who introduced the suspension of the programme at a press convention in Abuja, mentioned the Nationwide Meeting has summoned the Minister in control of the Ministry to look earlier than the federal legislature, to clarify the recruitment modalities.
He mentioned, “In view of the foregoing, the implementation of the programme shall be on maintain pending correct briefing of the Nationwide Meeting by the Minister of Labour and Productiveness.”
It will likely be recalled that the federal lawmakers on Tuesday, walked out the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productiveness, Festus Keyamo, following his refusal to apologise after the legislators accused him of elevating his voice towards them.
The incident occurred at an investigative listening to organised by the Nationwide Meeting Joint Committee on Employment, Labour and Productiveness.
Members of the joint panel had summoned the Minister and the Director Normal of the Nationwide Directorate of Employment, Mr. Nasiru Ladan Argungu, to transient them on steps to this point taken to recruit 774, 000 throughout the nation.
Hassle began when lawmakers queried Keyamo for allegedly endeavor lopsided recruitment with out the energetic involvement of the Nationwide Directorate of Employment, the company that obtained N52bn approval from the Nationwide Meeting to implement the programme.
The argument that ensued afterwards, led to a shouting match between each events which later degenerated to the forceful exit of Keyamo from the assembly.