FG yet to disburse 7.3 billion naira to beneficiaries of 774,000 special works Programme

Written by on November 2, 2021

Minster of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo says the Federal Government is yet to disburse 7.3 billion naira to the remaining beneficiaries of government’s 774, 000 Special Public Works Programme.

He made the revelation during the budget defence organised by Senate Committee on Labour and Employment for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) held in Abuja on Monday.

Keyamo, who noted that the delay was due to bank issues, promised that the ministry would ensure that the funds were disbursed before the end of December.

Similarly, Director-General NDE Abubakar Fikpo said that the agency does not have access to the funds for the beneficiaries adding that the mode of payment to the participants was such that all monies were domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

After all explanation by the minister and the director general, Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki said the duo would be invited by the committee for update on the programme.

Seun Fakorede

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