413,630 beneficiaries Receive N24bn for 774,000 jobs- Keyamo.
THE Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said that N24 billion had been paid out to beneficiaries under the 774,000 special public works scheme as at June 24, 2021.
He also said that 413,630 Nigerians, drawn from rural communities and mostly itinerant workers in different local government areas, have received their payments form the social work job.
Keyamo, who disclosed this during a media briefing coordinated by the Presidential Media Communications Team, at the Presidential Villa said the initial delays that greeted the programme had to do with discrepancies noticed during the registration phase, especially with bank verification numbers.
The minister said despite his attempts to ensure due diligence in the implementation of the programme, he uncovered that some fraudulent Nigerians opened multiple bank accounts under a single BVN. More at: