The federal government has given the latest update on the sharing formula for the 774,000 jobs
Festus Keyamo said that the slot for politicians, NASS members and interest groups remains 15%
The minister of state for labour maintained that the claim of a 40% increase in slots is not true
After a stiff battle with top National Assembly (NASS) members, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour, has retained the sharing formula for the 774,000 jobs proposed by the federal government.
Keyamo revealed that the initial plan to allocate 15% of the job slots to governors, NASS members, ministers and interest groups still stands, The Nation reports.
Denying claims that he gave instructions for a 40% rise to politicians, Keyamo said: “I did not give any instruction on a 40 per cent rise for them to implement. We are sticking to the original formula of 15 per cent concession to political office holders.”
Concerning his role on the project, the minister said that he has not received contrary instruction from the presidency.
He said: “I have not received superior instructions from my bosses. The presidency did not give contrary instructions on my role.”
Keyamo assured Nigerians that the ministry is cooperating with the National Directorate of Employment so as “to supervise the preparations for the takeoff of the project all over the country.”
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