12 January 2021 by Chris Nyamtu
Chairman Extended Special Public Works Programme in Nasarawa, Dr. Muhammed Kassim has appealed for logistics support from the State Government to ensure success of the scheme.
Dr Muhammed Kassim made the appeal during the inauguration of 13,000 Nasarawa State beneficiaries of the Federal Government 774, 000 jobs Programme in Lafia.
Dr. Muhammed Kassim stated that the success of the programme depended largely on the support and cooperation of the State Government especially in the provision of vehicles and other logistics to enhance seamless execution of the exercise.
Minister of State Labour and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo while kicking off the programme in the State, explained that the Extended Special Public Works Programme was targeted at unskilled youths, women and persons with disabilities as a deliberate initiative by the Buhari administration to reduce unemployment in the country.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State commended the Federal Government for the initiative and called on stakeholders especially the traditional institutions, religious and opinion leaders to ensure enabling environment to achieve the desired results.
The Governor urged the beneficiares to take advantage of the programme and focus on the skills they would acquire at the end of the three months exercise.