By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of funds for the payment of 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works Programme.
Keyamo disclosed this via a series of tweets on Saturday, acknowledging that he had directed the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to commence the payment.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon.
Recall that President Buhari had earlier in 2020 directed Keyamo to commence the initiative , which will benefit 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 LGAs, despite a misunderstanding with the National Assembly.