Hon. Minister of State, Labour & Employment, Festus Keyamo yesterday gave out letters of engagement to six banks, namely Zenith, UBA, Access, Fidelity, FCMB & Heritage to begin the opening of accounts (with BVN) for the 774,000 participants of the Special Public Works Programme in their branches in the 774 LGAs across the country.
The banks assured us that even in LGAs where they don't have branches, temporary registration centers would be opened in such LGAs so that the participants would not have to travel far to open their accounts. We shall soon publish which bank is taking care of each of the LGAs.
The Special Public Works (SPW) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).The Federal Government is employing 1000 people in each of the 774 local governments in Nigeria.
The 774000 Special public workers recruited across the 774 LGAs in Nigeria will commence work in October 2020.
Stay tuned for details!!