The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo said that the ministry gave out letters of engagements to six commercial banks.
Mouthpiece NGR reports that Keyamo made this known on Monday through his verified Twitter account.
He said ” Yesterday, I gave out letters of engagement to six banks, namely Zenith, UBA, Access, Fidelity, FCMB & Heritage to begin the opening of accounts (with BVN) for the 774,000 participants of the Special Public Works Programme in their branches in the 774 LGAs across the country.
According to him, the six banks has assured the ministry of good conduct of the process.
“The banks assured us that even in LGAs where they don’t have branches, temporary registration centers would be opened in such LGAs so that the participants would not have to travel far to open their accounts. We shall soon publish which bank is taking care of each of the LGAs.”, he said.
Recall that the Ministry of Labour and Employment through National Directorate of Employment had last month issued application forms to engage 774,000 youths in the 774 LGAs across the country in Public works and Social development.