FG 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) Kick Off

The Federal Government 774,000 Special Public Works (SPW) jobs has kicked off.

The programme is designed to engage 1,000 artisans from each local government in public works for three months at N20,000 each per month.

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed the take off date at a new year media briefing in Lagos.

He said the government had also launched the N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) targeted at interested young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 years.

According to him, the aim of the scheme is to financially empower Nigerian youths to generate at least 500,000 jobs between 2020 and 2023.

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy across all levels, the minister said the Federal Government had unveiled the Economic Sustainability Plan to support families, small and medium enterprises and the manufacturing sector.

He said a major highlight of the plan is the provision of solar power to five million Nigerian households in the next 12 months.

The minister also said the initiative would produce 250,000 jobs and impact on 25 million beneficiaries through the installation.

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