- There will be special slots for governors, federal lawmakers, and ministers in the proposed 774,000 jobs
- This was revealed by the selection committee of the extended special public works programme
- Earlier, Nigeria's minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, said federal lawmakers were insisting on getting more slots
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The selection committee of the extended special public works programme has revealed that special slots in the proposed 774,000 jobs by the federal government will be given to governors, federal lawmakers and ministers.
Sanusi Aliyu Kunde, the chairman of the committee in Bauchi, which will carry out the recruitment disclosed this on Wednesday, July 8, while inaugurating the state panel, The Guardian reports.
Giving a breakdown of how the allocation will go, Kunde said 40 people from all councils in the state will be allotted to governors, while senators get 30 from the senatorial districts they represent and ministers receive 30 slots from all local government areas in the state.
He 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."
The chairman went on to note that the committee is tasked with the decision on allocating slots for state lawmakers.
Kunde said he was inaugurated on Monday, June 29, to make a selection across the 20 councils of Bauchi state by the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo.
He added that the committee was working in accordance with guidelines given to it.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria's minister of state for labour and employment has cried out, noting that he is being blackmailed and pressurized by some politicians to enable them to dictate who gets a slot among the 774,000 jobs.
Keyamo during the inauguration of the selection committee on Monday, June 29, revealed that there have been attempts to blackmail him to see certain political leaders determine who gets allocated a slot.
He explained that he would not sacrifice his reputation by going beyond 10% to 15% that is allocated to political officers, noting that nobody can dictate to him.
However, after Keyamo's appearance before the committee of the National Assembly over the proposed 774,000 jobs by the federal government, he raised an alarm.
The minister said while Nigerians were preparing for massive recruitment of 774,000 unemployed and unskilled workers, 15% of the jobs (116,100) has already been allocated to the federal lawmakers.
Keyamo added that the lawmakers were still not satisfied with what they were given. Speaking to journalists after a stormy session with lawmakers on Tuesday, June 30, in Abuja, Keyamo said: “They still want to hijack the entire programme, taking over the power of the president in the process."
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