- The federal government has made a crucial move to bring great economic relief to Nigerians amid coronavirus
- The government on Friday, August 14, set up a committee on the creation of 100 million jobs fro citizens
- This was revealed on Friday in Abuja by the ministry of special duties and intergovernmental affairs
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The federal ministry of special duties and intergovernmental affairs has disclosed that the Nigerian government has inaugurated an inter-ministerial technical expert committee to work out the policies of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
This move by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was carried out on Friday, August 14, Daily Trust reports.
The spokesman of the ministry, Julie Osagie Jacobs, disclosed that the committee comprises Nigerian experts who have been charged with the task of designing a platform for a public-private partnership.
According to Jacobs, the overall objective is to develop a road map and ensure smooth cooperation among ministries, department and agencies for effectiveness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Rivers state government had claimed that the recruitment programme for 774,000 persons initiated by the federal government had been hijacked by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The state government, therefore, announced on Wednesday, August 12, that it had pulled out from the scheme.
This decision of the state was disclosed by a special adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) matters, Erastus Awortu, in a letter to the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo.
Awortu accused the chairman of the selection committee, Innocent Barikor from the APC, of politicising the process and flouting the federal government's initial guidelines for recruitment.
Part of the letter to Keyamo from the state government read: “From the initial guidelines issued from your office at the commencement of the programme, it was clearly stated how the slots are to be distributed after the deductions for political office holders are done, as copied below.
“After these deductions, in making up the remaining 1,000 numbers from each local government area, every single person in the 20-member list would be allotted a number of skits because of the interest that person represents..."
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