The federal government has disclosed that applicants recruited in the 774, 000 jobs scheme would be paid using their BVN
The disclosure was made by the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo
Keyamo said the use of BVN for payment would ensure the system is transparent
The federal government has disclosed that successful applicants recruited in the 774, 000 jobs scheme would be paid through their bank accounts using their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).
The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo told the press at a briefing on Thursday, September 3, that the biometrics of successful applicants would be captured by the banks during the process.
According to The Nation, the minister stated that the use of BVN would ensure that the payment system is transparent.
He said the BVN would also make sure applicants are not paid twice during the implementation of the programme.
Keyamo stated that the payment of N20, 000 to the applicants for a period of three months will amount to a total of N52billion.
The minister noted that the scheme which is under the Special Public Works Programme would employ 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas of the country.
Meanwhile, the federal government is considering extending the 774,000 employment programme beyond the three-month job timeline.
The Festus Keyamo told The Nation newspaper on Monday, August 31, that alternatively, the government may make the job scheme an annual event.
He said the new considerations emerged following complaints that the three-month job timeline might not make any impact on the beneficiaries.
Legit.ng recalls, that Festus Keyamo said he retained the sharing formula for the 774,000 jobs proposed by the federal government.
Keyamo revealed that the initial plan to allocate 15% of the job slots to governors, NASS members, ministers and interest groups still stands.
Concerning his role on the project, the minister said that he has not received contrary instruction from the presidency.
In another news, a report by Vanguard indicates that a major restructuring of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was carried out on Wednesday, September 2 by the federal government.
According to the report, some directorates of the agency have been merged, while some directors were relieved of their jobs.
The report, however, noted that no official announcement has been made at press time.
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