Opera News

Opera News App

Before You Apply For The FG's 774,000 Job Recruitment, Here Are 3 Things You Need To Know

Richiehenshaw
By Richiehenshaw | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 33153 views

Several weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration again won accolades from millions of Nigerians when it announced the plans to create 774,000 jobs for Nigerians in the country.

The recruitment, which is running under the auspices of the Special Public Works (SPW) Programme, will provide jobs for 774,000 Nigerians which will be selected from the 774 local government areas of the federation. Each of the beneficiaries will be paid the sum of N20,000 monthly to carry out public works, even though there are a lot of criticisms from different angles concerning the pay, as they say the N20,000 monthly payment is too small.

The job recruitment program is part of the federal government's intervention programs and fiscal stimulus measures aimed at alleviating the sufferings of Nigerians because of coronavirus pandemic.

We are all witnesses to the fact that following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its entry into Nigeria in February, the country has had its own share of the devastating effects of the pandemic. Many have been put out of job, and several economic policies have hit an all-time low. So this move from the federal government really shows that the government has the interests of the masses at heart.

Even though the program had brought a row between the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the National Assembly over how the program should be handled, and a war of words had ensued between the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, and the Joint Committee on Labour, and the National Assembly had asked that the program be suspended.

But all seems to have been settled, as the program has now officially kicked off, and this came as good news to millions of Nigerians who have been waiting patiently for the exercise to finally kick-off.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, in a report a few days ago, said that he has gotten approval from President Buhari to go ahead with the recruitment process.

Four days ago, the federal government took to its official Twitter handle to announce the take-off of the program. It said that the State Selection Committees have been inaugurated and have commenced work.

So for those who are interested in applying for the job recruitment, there are 3 vital things you need to know before you go ahead with your application. And they are:

1. Be careful of fake websites that are advertising the recruitment exercise.

As expected, there are some fake websites set up by some fraudulent people to exploit innocent Nigerians. These websites ask applicants to pay a certain sum of money before their application can be processed.

Know that the federal government is not demanding money from any applicant, so try not to fall into the trap of those fraudulent people.

2. Another important thing you need to know about the program is that the beneficiaries will be drawn from local government areas. Each of the 774 local government areas in the country has a 1000 slot. So if you want to apply, make sure you do so from your local government area.

You cannot hail from A local government area and apply under B local government area. That is not how it works, because the people in B local government area also has its own natives to look out for.

On the official website, the names and contact details of all the State Committees have been listed. Find that of your state, and reach out to them, and you will be told how you can apply.

3. Another important thing you need to know is that the program is aimed at cushioning the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on Nigerians. Thousands of people have lost their jobs because of this pandemic, and a lot of households are currently going through serious hardship.

So if you know that you already have a job you are doing, please don't try to apply for the program. Allow the jobless people, especially those unskilled labor, who are most affected by this pandemic, to apply. You never know how far that N20,000 monthly payment will go to helping them and their families.

At this moment of global crisis, we need to be sensitive to the plight of other people. So if you are already employed somewhere else, please allow those unemployed people to benefit from this.

What do you have to say about this exercise? Do you have plans to apply? And if you have any questions about this, please let me know in the comments section.

Please like and share this article, so that others can benefit from it too.

Content created and supplied by: Richiehenshaw (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

An Open Letter To All Eligible Bachelors, Who Don't Have Enough Money To Spend On Big Weddings

4 minutes ago

0 🔥

An Open Letter To All Eligible Bachelors, Who Don't Have Enough Money To Spend On Big Weddings

Today's News: Pope Francis Sends Message To Nigerian Christians, 4 Herders Shot Dead In Anambra

12 minutes ago

54 🔥

Today's News: Pope Francis Sends Message To Nigerian Christians, 4 Herders Shot Dead In Anambra

6 Things You Should Start Doing Right Now To Avoid Being Poor

16 minutes ago

14 🔥

6 Things You Should Start Doing Right Now  To Avoid Being Poor

PSG Eye Big Money Transfer For Manchester United Ace

22 minutes ago

24 🔥

PSG Eye Big Money Transfer For Manchester United Ace

Nigerian Lady Replies Reno Omokri After He Said That Salary Earners Are Wasting Their Education

1 hours ago

158 🔥

Nigerian Lady Replies Reno Omokri After He Said That Salary Earners Are Wasting Their Education

To boost Nigeria's economy, the govt must take creative industry serious. -Ben Bruce

1 hours ago

4 🔥

To boost Nigeria's economy, the govt must take creative industry serious. -Ben Bruce

Opinion: Manchester United Should Consider Signing Barcelona's Striker Ahead Of Paris Saint-Germain

1 hours ago

77 🔥

Opinion: Manchester United Should Consider Signing Barcelona's Striker Ahead Of Paris Saint-Germain

It is a dangerous thing to live under a Yoke - Rev F. C. M. Ogbuji

2 hours ago

1 🔥

It is a dangerous thing to live under a Yoke - Rev F. C. M. Ogbuji

Man Shocked Twitter User By Sharing A Receipt From A Club

2 hours ago

18 🔥

Man Shocked Twitter User By Sharing A Receipt From A Club

Meet Michael Neu Known as The “Nigerian Prince”

2 hours ago

4 🔥

Meet Michael Neu Known as The “Nigerian Prince”

COMMENTS