774,000 jobs: FG Commences Partial Payment to Beneficiaries, Discloses Reasons for Delay

774,000 jobs: FG Commences Partial Payment to Beneficiaries, Discloses Reasons for Delay

- The federal government has given a fresh update about payment to beneficiaries of its special public works (SPW) programme

- Festus Keyamo, the minister of state, labour and employment, explains how banks are contributing to the delay in payment

- The minister hints about when all beneficiaries will be paid

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The Nigerian government has announced that it has commenced the partial payment of stipends to beneficiaries of its special public works (SPW) programme.

774,000 jobs: FG commences partial payment to beneficiaries, discloses reasons for delay
The SPW programme was approved by Muhammadu Buhari as part of the fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo:@fkeyamo
Source: Twitter

The minister of state, labour, and employment, Festus Keyamo, made the announcement via his Twitter page on Saturday, April 17.

Keyamo said after rigorous scrutiny of the accounts of the participants, the ministry of finance discovered some anomalies.

According to him, some of the abnormalities discovered included accounts not matching BVNs, multiple accounts bearing a single BVN, non-existent BVNs among others.

The minister stated that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has written to the banks to correct the irregularities before commencing payments.

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He said for now, only beneficiaries of a certain bank that has corrected the anomalies are being paid, he promised that other beneficiaries will receive their payments once their banks make the corrections.

Meanwhile, a young Nigerian lady identified as Chidera Olibie, has taken to social media to celebrate her achievement after landing a job at Google.

The young lady with the Twitter handle @dera_jo said she performed wonderfully well in her interview and now works at the technology company.

Chidera expressed gratitude to everyone who helped her achieve such a feat.

In another news, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday, April 12 made known his administration's plan to disengage some public servants in the state for fiscal reasons.

This was contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, and seen by Legit.ng.

The governor stated that the decision was painful but necessary to salvage the state’s finances. According to him, a significant amount of the statutory federal allocations is being spent on the wages of public servants monthly.

Source: Legit.ng

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