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FG commences special public works programme

by Kunle Awosiyan

The federal government has flagged off the Special Public Works Programme for the South-South Geopolitical zone

The program which commenced in Delta is targeting job creation for 774 thousand jobs in the region.

In a keynote address, Minister of State, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said the Extended Special Public Works Programme is an outcome of the Pilot Special Public Works Programme in the rural areas approved by President Muhammadu Buhari and implemented by the NDE in early part of the year 2020.

He said the programme is aimed at shielding the most vulnerable from the ravaging effects of COVID-19 pandemic which include pervasive hunger, poverty, environmental degradation and joblessness.

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