The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774,000 unemployed Nigerians.

He made this known on Twitter on Sunday Night after the programme has faced lots of postponement.

Keyamo further stated that the initiative will kick off in the country on Tuesday, 5th of January 2021.

He tweeted, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the take off of the Special Public Works Programme (engaging 774,000 unemployed itinerant Nigerians) to begin nationwide on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. All NDE state structures are already in top gear for the take-off ceremonies.”

The idea of the programme was to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country which was first scheduled for launch on the 1st of October  last year but it faced many challenges.

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