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Governors, lawmakers, ministers to get slots in 774,000 jobs

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State governors, federal lawmakers and ministers are to be given special slots in the controversial 774,000 Federal Government jobs. This was disclosed yesterday by the selection committee of the extended special public works programme which will carry out the recruitment.

The chairman of the committee in Bauchi, Sanusi Aliyu Kunde, while inaugurating the state panel said: “Governors will be given 40 persons each from all the councils in the states. Senators will have 30 persons each from only the local government areas in the senatorial district each represents. If a principal officer of the National Assembly comes from your state, then he/she gets 40 slots in all the local government areas within his district.

“Members of the House of Representatives should be allotted 25 slots from the local government areas within their districts. The principal officers of the House should be given 30 slots. Ministers should be allotted 30 slots from all the local government areas in the state.”

Kunde also said that decision on the slots for the state lawmakers would be taken by the committee.He said he was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN) on June 29, 2020 to make selection across the 20 councils of Bauchi State.

“In total, we shall be recruiting 20,000 persons for this programme. We are required to include about 200 literate persons in every local government area who will be used to carry out nationwide survey during the period of engagement.”

According to Kunde, the recruits will work between October and December 2020 to carryout public works that are peculiar to each local government. “They will be paid a total of N60,000 each in three months. They will be engaged to maintain roads, social housing construction projects, urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services as required by each local government”.

Kunde said the committee was working in accordance with guidelines given to it, which he said would enable them to achieve targets set by President Muhammadu Buhari to reach out to 774,000 Nigerians.

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