774,000 SPW jobs: FG ready to start second payment to beneficiaries

774,000 SPW jobs: FG ready to start second payment to beneficiaries

The administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari said that it is ready to start paying the second installment of N20,000 to each of the 774,000 participants in the Special Public Works (SPW) program.


Remember that the government started partial payment of N20,000 stipend to 774,000 participants in April, three months after the program officially started.

The Minister of State for Labor, Labor and Employment, Mr. Festus Kayamo, while speaking on Sunday, admitted that some workers under the program had a problem with their payments from the two banks.

Payments began with Access Bank, followed by Fidelity Bank and others, however, Zenith Bank and the legacy it collected have not met the requirement set by NDE to formalize certain bank accounts of beneficiaries linked to them.

The Minister said that until the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of the participants of the program is verified, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will not credit those accounts.

Chemo in its statement, however, did not assure the beneficiaries to panic as each beneficiary would be duly paid.

"Those who have not received payment from the two banks will be paid in due time. As long as we fulfill the order given to them to ensure the credibility of the bank accounts and to ensure that we end the fraud Do not, unless approved by us, CBN will not credit those accounts.

"We want to appeal to everyone, especially those who have not received their first installment from those two banks, that they will be paid, and all will be duly paid before the second installment starts. And the second installment soon. Will start.

"We do not want to make a hasty mistake, especially for me. This is a program put under my supervision by Mr. President. I want to make sure that it is fraud-free. So I am making sure that all the indexes are Fraud is eliminated before it is credited to accounts, ”said Chemo.

The Special Public Works Program is a 3-month program that officially began on January 5, 2021

As part of President Mohammedu Buhari's palliative measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on vulnerable Nigerians, the Federation included 774,000 Nigerians, 1,000 per LGA. 774000 SPW Job

According to the design of the program, selected participants, who are vulnerable in societies and are predominantly non-graduates, are given importance based on importance in cleaning gutters, market squares, village squares, and other minor tasks assigned by the local government. Had to take. Which they provided equipment like wheelbarrows, cutlasses, picks, rakes, safety aprons, etc.

It was learned that N52 billion was earmarked for the program, from which each beneficiary would be paid N20.000 per month.


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