- The federal government's expanded special public works programme has officially commenced
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state is an admirer of the programme and has shared his thoughts concerning the initiative
- The governor commended the Buhari-led administration for the programme, adding that it will benefit many citizens
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday, January 5 commended the federal government on the commencement of the expanded special public works programme in the country.
A statement from the Delta state government seen by Legit.ng revealed that Okowa gave the commendation at the official flag-off of the programme for the south-south geopolitical zone held at in Asaba.
Represented by the Delta state commissioner for information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa expressed excitement on the commencement of the programme adding that it will help curb unemployment in the country.
He advised the beneficiaries to see the opportunity as their little beginning while looking to the unveiling of similar projects to engage more Nigerians out of poverty.
He enjoined the 25,000 beneficiaries in Delta to see this as an opportunity to grow the economy of the state and nation.
“Let me appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for not making this project and program a political one because hunger and poverty do not know political party.
“When you check the economic effects of this programme, you will appreciate the fact that in Delta alone, 25, 000 indigenes are benefiting from the programme.”
Recall that the federal government, late last year, disclosed that successful applicants recruited in the 774, 000 jobs scheme would be paid through their bank accounts using their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).
Meanwhile, cement manufacturers have reached an agreement with the Buhari administration to charge discounted prices as the federal government commences its plan to build 300,000 houses for low-income Nigerians.
The plan is under the Econ Sustainability Plan of the administration and it is managed by Family Homes Funds Limited.
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