The Federal Government has commenced the recruitment of 774,000 Special Public Workers in Nasarawa State by inaugurating focal persons to carry out the recruitment process in the 13 local government areas of the state.

Nasarawa State chairman of the Federal Government Special Public Works Programme, Kasim Mohammed Kasim, inaugurated the Focal Persons in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital last weekend.

Kasim however assured of his commitment to comply strictly with the instructions of the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, by guiding against hijacking of the exercise by politicians.

He said, “Nasarawa State will not differ on the position of the minister, but work in accordance with the mandate of the Federal Government in achieving the aims and objectives of the programme.”

According to him, “each of the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State will be given a fair treatment to provide 1,000 unskilled youths, who will be engaged in public works as clearing of drainages, roads and other essential services.”

He added, “These categories of people will be paid N20,000 each monthly for a duration of three months. Meaning that the Federal Government will be injecting over N20 million monthly into the economy of Nasarawa State.”

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