Registration for the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme will end on September 21, 2020, the Federal Government has said.
The government announced this on Monday through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), urging Nigerians who are willing to participate in the programme to get in touch with the selection committees in their states.
According to the Director-General of the NDE, Nasir Ladan, the Special Public Works Programme is a dry season/off-season transient jobs and rehabilitation/maintenance of social infrastructure.
The programme is designed to employ 1,000 persons in each of the 774 local government areas of the country.
Successful applicants are to be paid N20,000 per month for three months via their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The government has said the programme will gulp about N52 billion for payment of the participants and as well as implementation.
- Prospective participants must be Nigerians
- Applicants be 18 years and above
- Must be physically fit with no disability
- Must be indigenes or residents of the local government areas of participation
- No formal education is required
- Must be available to resume October 1, 2020
“Unemployed Nigerians willing to participate in the programme should make enquiries from the state selection committee chairmen who are piloting the registration process in the states.
“The registration is free and open to all Nigerians that meet the criteria – from September 7 to 21, 2020,” the government said.
Similarly, the Ekiti State Committee on Special Public Works has begun the recruitment of 16,000 youths in the 16 local government areas of the state for the jobs.
The three-day recruitment, which started Monday, will end Wednesday; and has so far attracted thousands of applicants from the 16 local government areas.
The Chairman of State Committee on Special Public Works Committee Programme/Chief of Staff to Governor Fayemi, Biodun Omoleye, monitored the recruitment.
Omoleye said: “The exercise has started in all the local governments and registration is onward basis. People have been coming out to register. It is free. No payment is required for registration.”