The seven hundred and seventy-four thousand (774,000) participants of the Special Public Works (SPW) programme are to get their stipends soon after the Honourable Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Olorogun Festus Keyamo, SAN stated this today.
Olorogun Festus Keyamo, SAN, a distinguished Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, through his official twitter handle broke the elated news to Nigerians having met with the number one citizen and President of the nation, Muhammadu Buhari, who gave the node.
In a statement, Olorogun Festus Keyamo, SAN said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme.”
“I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon.”
The Honourable Minister of State, Labour and Employment noted that each participant must be paid through their BVN clarified account for easy audit trail, accountability and those who have registered with fictitious names will not get a dime.
“In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment. Those who registered with different names shouldn’t expect payments”, Keyamo concluded.
The SPW is a programme initiated by the federal government under the Ministry of Labour and Employment to help curb the menace of unemployment among Nigerian youths. This programme is also aimed at maintaining critical public and social infrastructure while lending supports to the three tiers of government in the area of sanitization.
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