Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, has threatened to resign if the recruitment of 774, 000 persons is hijacked by politicians.
The senior lawyer made this known on Wednesday while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Extended Special Public Works Across the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation on Wednesday.
Naija News recalls that Buhari had approved the recruitment of 774, 000 Nigerians on the Special Public Works programme in the country.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, Keyamo said the pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight states of Adamawa, Borno, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Katsina and Kwara.
Asked if the recruitment process won’t be hijacked by desperate politicians, Kayamo stated that such would not be allowed to happen.
“This is not for PDP or APC, I assure you it will not happen,” Keyamo said.
“I will leave this job if they want to insist that it will happen. Mr. President is targeting ordinary Nigerians who are neither PDP, APC, nor just anything. They just want to get jobs, they just want to feed their family.
“This is not a time for us to empower our followers as politicians. We are going to dig deep, it is one of the recommendations you are going to make, that is why you are here.” Vanguard quoted him as saying.