Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
The Minister of state for labour and employment,Festus Keyamo says the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will provide all the evidence,report and processes of the exercise, adding that there was no corruption in the scheme.
Keyamo comment is coming against the backdrop of the the senate committee on public account commenced an investigation into the SPW programme after lawmakers argued that nobody from their constituents benefitted.
Reacting to the senate’s decision on , Keyamo said the NDE will provide all the evidence, reports and processes of the exercise, adding that there was no corruption in the scheme.
“I think they have asked the NDE to produce the register, so, they should wait. Can they conclude before seeing the register? they gave two weeks, the response would be made available to everyone including the press,” he said.
“The NDE will give every evidence, so, follow it up with the NDE, they are there to give all the reports, all the processes, so follow it up on the committee so we don’t talk outside the committee.
“There was no corruption at all. When you go there, they will make everything available. The people who were chosen are Nigerians too, they’re not from moon, and they are not from Cameroon. So, it will be made available to everybody, so just follow it up from there. The NDE is in charge, they will include every evidence and all the documents.”
The minister added that the SPW programme has achieved all its set goals.
Meanwhile,the committee gave the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) two weeks to submit a comprehensive report of all beneficiaries across the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The SPW scheme is a federal government intervention programme coordinated by the NDE as part of the efforts to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on citizens.
The programme was targeted at creating jobs for 774,000 Nigerians with a mandate of recruiting 1000 citizens from each LGA across the country.