Governor Muhammed Badaru of Jigawa State has made the public know that the Federal Government has empowered 27,000 youths with N1.62 billion withinside the closing 3 months.
Speaking on the flagging off of the Extended Special Works Programme (ESWP) of 774,000 jobs through the Minister of Water Resources in Dutse, Governor Badaru stated the programme had yielded high-quality affects at the youths’ lives.
He brought that every of the beneficiaries of the scheme, an initiative of the Federal Government geared toward decreasing unemployment and redundancy some of the teeming youths, will acquire N20,000 for 3 months.
Badaru defined the 1,000 youths had been drawn throughout the 27 present nearby governments of Jigawa State, as beneficiaries of the programme.
He introduced that the authorities had decided on 5 nearby governments and carried out a pilot scheme, which turned into later prolonged it to different nearby governments.
His words: “Each beneficiary will acquire N20,000 for a duration of 3 months to lead them to self-reliant. The gesture compliments our empowerment attempt in supplying task possibilities to our teeming youths withinside the kingdom.”
He said in addition that the country had benefitted plenty from the Federal Government’s unique intervention scheme with consist of N-Power, colleges feeding programme, dealer monie, conditional coins transfer, children funding accept as true with fund, amongst others.
Speaking earlier, Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, stated the Extended Special Public Works Programme is an final results of the Pilot Special Public Works Programme withinside the rural region authorized via way of means of President Muhammadu Buhari and applied via way of means of the NDE in early a part of the 12 months 2020.
Suleiman Adamu burdened that the programme changed into applied in 8 states of the federation with a purpose to gauge its effect on addressing the ballooning populace of the unemployed and growing lack of confidence in a few a part of the country.