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774,000 Jobs: Senate Asks Keyamo To Halt Recruitment

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

After a long closed door meeting to clarify the next move in the implementation of the non policy despite Keyamo announced that he had received a boost from the president.

The decision was taken after a motion was moved by Opeyemi Bamidele, senator representing Ekiti central.

“The Senate hereby reiterates its support of the initiative of Mr President aimed at creating additional 774,000 temporary jobs for Nigerians.

“That while recognising the supervisory role of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Senate notes that the need for it in its oversight and further legislative actions in respect of this programme the need to hold the NDE responsible both for the implementation of the programme and the surrendering of accounts for monies appropriated by the programme by the national assembly,” Bamidele said.

The appropriation of N52bn for the 774,000 public works scheme is vested in the NDE and therefore must be implemented accordingly while acknowledging the supervisory role of Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity.

“The ministry has a supervisory role and the National Assembly has the oversight function,” the senate held.

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