774,000 LG Jobs: NASS suspends recruitment plan

National Assembly Complex, Abuja

By SINL Reporter

Following disagreement between the National Assembly committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity and the minister of state for Labour, Festus Keyamo, lawmakers on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the implementation of the plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians.

SINL Nigeria had reported that the lawmakers invited Keyamo on Tuesday to give details of the planned recruitment.

Specifically, the joint Committe of the National Assembly on Labour sought to find out the method of selection of a 20-man Committe from each state for the programme.

The disagreement over who get the upper hand in the recruitment of the workers made the lawmakers to walk Keyamo out of their meeting.

Recall federal government had said that it will recruit 1,000 workers in each of the 774 Local Government Areas (LGA), in the country from October to December for roads rehabilitation, construction, sanitation among others.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru and his House of Representatives counterpart, Hon. Benjamin Kalu in a statement insisted that the implementation of the programme must be put on hold until modalities are explained to the National Assembly.

“In view of the foregoing, the implementation of the programme shall be on hold pending proper briefing of the National Assembly by the Minister of Labour and Productivity” the statement said.

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