Drama As Festus Keyamo Trades Words With NASS Members

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise. Trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52 billion budgeted for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians under the NDE. The minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). But the federal lawmakers disagreed with Keyamo. Keyamo was asked by the lawmakers to…

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Keyamo: Politicians Trying To Blackmail Me Over 774,000 Jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused unnamed politicians of harassing him over the public works programme meant to create 774,000 unskilled jobs. He vowed not to succumb to any form of blackmail, pledging to drive the initiative to a successful conclusion. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at the inauguration of state selection committees of the programme, Keyamo cautioned the state chairmen against compromising the objective of the initiative which he said was to give job opportunity to the people. “Except Mr President, who…

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