By Joyce Remi-Babayeju
Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has flagged- off a Special Public works Programme of the Federal Government in Adamawa State.
The programme would have a direct positive bearing on community development which is also aimed at creating job opportunities for Nigerians across the 774,000 local government areas in the country.
will have a direct positive bearing on the development of communities across the country.
Bello disclosed the objective of the programme at the flag –off ceremony in Adamawa State at Ribadu Square, Yola yesterday.
According to the minister, the programme was created by the Federal Government to mitigate the negative Socio- economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will create jobs for at least 21,000 young men and women from the 21 local government areas of the State who will be constructively engaged for 3 months.
He also revealed that the beneficiaries of the programme will be engaged in the provision of services critical to the rehabilitation and maintenance of public and social infrastructure in communities across state, adding that the initiative demonstrated quite clearly the efforts and determination of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to identify with, and protect the most vulnerable members of the society.
Speaking further the Malam Bello Said “the successful implementation of this programme and other social invest programmes such as the NPower and Conditional Cash Transfer shows clearly that Mr President cares very much about the ordinary Nigerian and is willing to go to great lengths to ensure their welfare and wellbeing”
He called on the beneficiaries to therefore justify their inclusion by being diligent and dedicated in the discharge of their duties while commending the National Directorate of employment and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment for initiating the programme.
The FCT Minister also commended the Adamawa State Governor for his support of Federal Government Projects in the State.
In the words of the Minister, “I wish to publicly and sincerely thank his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Adamawa State for being receptive to all Federal Government projects in the State. He has been a supporter of all the programmes of Mr President that are meant to provide the needed support to our teeming population”.
At the event were the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Chief Crowther Seth, who represented the Executive the Governor, Secretary to the State Government, Mallam, Ahmed Bashir, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. Maxwell Gidado and the Galadima Adamawa Alh Mustapha Aminu, Who represented the Lamido of Adamawa.
Also present were the Adamawa State Coordinator of the NDE, Mallam Ibrahim Faisal and representative of the Ag Director General of the NDE, Mrs Joyce Nanre, Deputy Director, Women employment Branch.