Keyamo: Executive And Nation Assembly To Work Together
Minister of State Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said the executive and legislature have put behind the uproar over disagreements on the public sector works targeted at 774,000 Nigerians behind, and resolved to work together in the interest of Nigerians.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on the progress so far in the implementation process of the programme, Keyamo said, ”We have put all that behind us, we have understood the roles we all have to play, all parties in this matter.”
Keyamo added that all parties were working harmoniously, to ensure that the program is executed successfully.
He said, ”the intention of everybody, every actor in this program, both the National Assembly, the executive is to ensure the success of this program.
”At the end of the day, it is our constituents that enjoy and benefit from this program, the ordinary Nigerians that will benefit. There is no Nigerian that is greater than another Nigerian”, Keyamo said.
The minister also explained the modalities put in place by the Federal government to ensure that the process of transparent.
“The programme will be free from fraud. Everyone will be paid through their their banks with their BVN”, he said
He added that, ”Those who said they won’t participate in the program, it is not them that would get the money, there are Nigerian within their states. If a State governor says he won’t participate does not mean that the people in that state should not benefit, it is a federal government project.”
Meanwhile, the Director General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Mohammed Nasir Ladan Argungu, said the federal government will engage some of the 774,000 beneficiaries at the expiration of the 3 months programme in agric extension works.