The recruitment, under the auspices of the Special Public Works (SPW) Program, would provide jobs for 774,000 Nigerians selected from the federation's 774 local government areas. Each beneficiary will be paid the sum of N20,000 monthly to perform public works, even though there are many criticisms from different angles about 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 to alleviate Nigerian suffering from coronavirus pandemic.
We are all witnesses that, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its entry into Nigeria in February, the country had its own share of the pandemic's devastating effects. Many were out of jobs, and some economic policies reached an all-time low. So this change by the federal government really demonstrates the government's mass interests at heart.
Because the program had brought a row between the Ministry of Labor and Jobs and the National Assembly about how the program would be treated, and a war of words had ensued between Labor Minister Festus Keyamo and the Joint Labor Committee, and the National Assembly had called for the program to be suspended.
Yet all seems to have been decided, because the program has now formally kicked off, and this came because good news to millions of Nigerians waiting eagerly for the exercise to finally kick-off.
State Minister for Labor and Jobs, Festus Keyamo, said in a report a few days ago that President Buhari approved the recruitment process.
Four days ago, the federal government announced the program's take-off to its official Twitter handle. It said state selection committees were inaugurated and work began.
So for those interested in applying for work recruitment, there are 3 important things you need to learn before you apply. And they're this:
1. Be vigilant of fake websites advertising recruitment.
As predicted, some dishonest people set up fake websites to exploit innocent Nigerians. These websites ask applicants to pay some money before processing their application.
Know that no claimant is seeking money from the federal government, so try not to fall into that dishonest people's pit.
2. Another important thing you need to know about the program is to draw beneficiaries from local government areas. Each of the country's 774 local government areas has a 1,000-slot. So, if you want to apply, make sure you do that from your local government.
You can not come from A Local Government Area and apply to B Local Government Area. That's not how it works, since locally-governed people still have their own natives to look for.
On the official website, all state committees' names and contact details were listed. Choose your state and enter them, and you'll be told how to submit.
3. Another important thing to know is that the program aims to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Nigerians. Because of this pandemic, thousands of people lost their jobs, and many families are currently experiencing serious hardship.
And if you think you already have a position, please don't continue to apply for the program. Enable jobless people , especially those who are most affected by this pandemic, to apply. You never know how far N20,000 monthly payment would benefit them and their families.
At this moment of global crisis, we must be sensitive to other people 's plight. So, if you're already working elsewhere, please allow the unemployed to benefit from this.
What to say about this exercise? You 're planning to apply? So if you have any concerns about this, please let me know.
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