Buhari approves payment of stipends to participants of 774,000 SPWP jobs


Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, reveals that President Muhammad Buhari has assented the payment approval of stipends to the participant of the ongoing 774,000 Special Public Works Programme in the country.

The Senior Advocate said this in a tweet on his Twitter handle, @fkeyamo.

The program was designed to engage not more than 774,000 unemployed Nigerians across the country.

It was stated that N52bn was estimated for the program, and each participant of the 774,000 workers would enjoy N20,000 monthly for three-month, totaling N46.44bn.

Keyamo further reveals that the National Directorate of Employment has been ordered to commence payment.

Assuring the participants that they would soon receive alerts, the minister wrote, “President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW program.

“I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments, and participants should begin to receive payments soon.

“In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment.

“Those who registered with different names should not expect payments.”

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