Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo clashes with Lawmakers over FG's 774,000 jobs

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo yesterday was walked out of a meeting over the Special Public Works Programme of the Federal government.

Reports say the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly over the implementation of the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise.

 

The Minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by President Muhammadu Buhari, a point the federal lawmakers vehemently disagreed.

 

It was gathered that trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the fifty-two billion naira budgeted for the recruitment of seven hundred and seventy-four thousand Nigerians under the NDE.

 

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had accused unnamed politicians of harassing him over the public works programme meant to create seven hundred and seventy-four thousand unskilled jobsvowing not to succumb to any form of blackmail, just as he pledged to drive the initiative to a successful conclusion.

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