774,000 Jobs: FG Commences Partial Payment Of SPW Stipends, See The People That Have Been Paid.
Minister of State for Labor and Employment Festus Kenyamo SAN has revealed that the federal government (FG) has introduced special public works (SPW) wage payments.
This was mentioned by the Hon’ble Minister in a press release made available on his official Twitter account.
Special Public Work is an initiative of the federal government to involve 774,000 unemployed youth in the country’s short-term employment program.
Festus Kenyamo, supervisor of the plan, revealed several discrepancies in the bank account details provided by some of the SPW applicants.
To correct the mistake, Kenyamo said he had asked the National Directorate of Manpower (NDE) to ask the affected banks to investigate the matter.
Kenyamo, meanwhile, said only Access Bank responded to the request and provided a verified account for payment and the NDE had started paying applicants to the Access Bank account.
Kenyamo noted that other banks will also receive payments as soon as they respond to their requests for eliminating non-compliance.
Kenyamo concluded by promising that the SPW program would not become a means of fraud under its supervision.
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SPW participants lament non-payment by FG
Participants in the federal government’s Special Public Works Program complained about their unpaid benefits three months after the initiative began.
Many of them spoke on Twitter about the delay in payment of N-20,000 monthly salary by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Festus Kimo (SAN).
SPW is an ad hoc program aimed at providing public work for 7 months to 7,477,000 artisans in 7,477 council provinces across the country.
The program was started on 5 January and the first group of beneficiaries have completed their work without receiving payment.
The chairman, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had ordered the release of funds for the stipend on March 20, but this directive has not been implemented.
Some participants harassed Chemo on Twitter, questioning the delay.
A Dabgadi Junior, tweeted: “What’s up with SPW? So far, we have not been paid and we have successfully completed our work. Honorable Minister we need clarification as to why we have not been paid and to start disbursement before the fast (Ramadan).
Abdul Baki tweeted: “People are hungry about giving stipends. Please track these people’s payments quickly. 774,000 people are eagerly waiting for their payment and they don’t even have the phone to deliver on their time Is. When you are hungry, remember people who work hungry without their authority. ”
Yusuf Mohammed Olavayui asked: “Mr. Honorable Minister, what happened to our SPW stipend? You have already published that we will start receiving alerts from the beginning of April. ”
But Abubakar Phikpo, acting director general of the National Employment Directorate, said: “We are still in the process; We have identified some gaps here and there. We want to verify the BVN of the participants. That is why we are working with banks.