The Federal Government Committee for the Extended Special Public Workers Programme says 14, 000 unskilled youths will be train in the 14 Local Government Areas of Zamfara.
The state’s Chairman of the Implementation Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Garba, stated this at the inauguration of the recruitment exercise in Gusau on Monday.
Garba said that a four-man committee had been constituted to oversea the programme in each local government area of the state.
He said the three months scheme would commence payment of N20, 000 to each of the 1, 000 beneficiary selected from the local government areas from the month of October 2020.
The Chairman explained that the target beneficiaries of the programme were purely unskilled people who did not attain any level of education and vulnerable to poverty and unemployment.
“Some skilled persons of less than twenty percent would be required to serve as supervisors,” Garba said.
He urged the committee members to adhere to the guidelines of the programme to ensure that the target beneficiaries ware captured.
The chairman warned applicants to avoid double entry as that would lead to disqualification from the programme.
In his remarks, the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative, adding that it will go a long way in relieving the economic hardship in the country.
“I believed the communities are in dire need of such social interventions to come out from humanitarian crises they find themselves due to banditry in the state,” Bello said.
He called on the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity by engaging in small scale businesses with the resources.
A cross section of the beneficiaries expressed joy over the development and promised to invest the fund to sustain their livelihood.