The Chairman of the Lagos State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Musliu Akinsanya ( MC Oluomo) and the Iyaloja of Lagos, Mrs Folashadr Tinubu-Ojo, has made the 20-man list for the selection of beneficiaries for the Federal Government’s 774,000 jobs across all the Local Governments in the country.
The committee also includes some traditional rulers, leaders of trade and labour associations as well as other stakeholders in Lagos.
The initiative, which is being handled by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment is targeted at providing jobs for 774,000 citizens across the 774 local governments in the country.
Former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana are also on the committee.
Three monarchs were included in the committee alongside seven others- Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), named Are as the chairman and Elesin as the vice-chairman.
Keyamo had on Monday inaugurated, by virtual means, the 20-member committees in the 36 States and the FCT that will select the 1000 persons per Local government area that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.
The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months and they would be engaged in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others.
The jobs are reportedly unskilled labour, with a monthly wage of N20,000.
According to the Federal Government, interested youths are allowed to apply regardless of political affiliation.