774,000 jobs got new date for launch

THE rainy season has made the Federal Government to shift the take-off date for the 774,000 public works jobs to November 1.

The new job offers, under the Special Public Works Programme, were initially scheduled to take off on October 1.

But the government said some of the proposed project sites had become waterlogged.

A statement by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), said the capturing of those to be engaged by the selected banks was in progress.

The statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the request of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, to reschedule the commencement date of the Special Public Works Programme from October 1 to November 1, 2020.

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