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MC Oluomo, Iyaloja, others inaugurated as Lagos selection committee for 774,000 jobs

In attempts at ensuring that true unemployed Nigerians are engaged in the federal government extended social public works where 774,000 persons will be engaged nationwide, the Lagos State selection committee was inaugurated on Thursday.

The selection committee which is expected to engaged 20,000 persons across the 20 local government in Lagos State at the end of their screening exercise has Chairman, Lagos Chapter of National Union of Roads Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya ( MC Oluomo), Iyaloja General, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, CAN, Muslim community among others.

Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Mutiu Are who spoke at the state office of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Lagos, on Thursday, assured that the recruitment exercise would be transparent and all inclusive.

While also speaking, Vice chairman of the committee, Barr. Eleshin Kassim explained that the programme would be implemented by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with NDE.

He said, “The programme is aimed at achieving objectives which is centred on mitigating the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the timing of the programme”.

Speaking to newsmen, Alhaji Mutiu Are said, “the selection committee members comprise a representative from Lagos State government, CAN, Muslim community, NURTW, Market Women, persons with disabilities, Youth Organisations and respected traditional rulers as part of this process to accomplish the desired results.

He said, “Our primary assignment is to identify and select 20,000 people from Lagos state, which is 1,000 per local govt. The way we are doing it is to take the jobs back to the local govt areas.

“The jobs can be accessed through CAN, Muslim community, and they are to get 20,000 per month. The success of the programme will determine if it will continue. The main goal is to alleviate the suffering of the people. If you look at the multiplier effort, the 20,000 beneficiaries is going to amount to 1.2billion in the next 3 months.

Other members of the committee include Barr. Eleshin Kassim, Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, Oba Semiu Kasali, and Apostle Alexander Bamgbola.

Still others are; Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi, Alhaji Akinsanya Musiliu, Engr. Bamgbose Martins, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye, Hon. Omotayo, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi and Akanni Babatunde.

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