The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo makes up a 20-member committee to undertake the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.
The Federal Government made the appointment including All Progressives Congress chieftain, Alhaji Mutiu Are; the daughter of APC national leader and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo and former local government chairman, Kayode Elesi.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), named Are as the chairman and Elesin as the vice-chairman.
Others are: Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; and APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye.
Former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana are also on the committee. Three monarchs were included in the committee alongside seven others- Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.
In a virtual inauguration headed by Keyamo, the 20-member committees in the 36 States and the FCT will select 1000 persons per Local government area to be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.
The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months and they will be engaged in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others. They will be paid N20,000 a month.
The Federal Government has however insisted that interested youths are allowed to apply regardless of political affiliation, although Keyamo had earlier alleged that politicians were trying to hijack the recruitment.Follow us on social media