The Federal Government has rolled out a scheme to benefit unemployed youths in rural areas who will earn N20,000 per month.
The youths will be engaged in the clearing of drainages, sweeping of markets, road maintenance, traffic control and cleaning of public infrastructure like health centres and schools.
“It is a dry season/off-season transient job programme and was originally designed for the rehabilitation/maintenance of public and social infrastructure. Participants were to be paid an allowance of N20,000 monthly and were to be recruited largely from the pool of unskilled persons resident in those rural areas.
“Some have asked me why there’s no registration portal for the 1000 jobs per LGA. My answer is, our real targets for these jobs are mostly unskilled rural workers who may not be literate enough and who can’t have access to any portal. The elites think everything is now by internet.
“Whilst it is inexpedient to ask largely illiterate, itinerant workers to go on the internet and register for jobs through a portal, we shall surely upload their full names and information after recruitment on a website for all to see. The monitoring process would be very transparent”.