FG to spend N46.44 Trillion for Recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the Federal Government will spend a total of N46,440,000,000 to pay 774,000 young Nigerians who will be employed for three months under the Special Public Works programme.

According to Mohammed, “the 774,000 Nigerians will be engaged for a period of three months, with a payment of N20,000 monthly allowance to each beneficiary to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mohammed who spoke at a media briefing to mark the first anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term on Friday also said that Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction of 1,295 offenders in the last one year.

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