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[BREAKING] Buhari approves engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians for public works

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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said on Monday President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock in Abuja.

She said 1, 000 people were expected to be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas of the country.

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According to her, the sum of N60 billion as allowances and operational cost has been earmarked from the COVID-19 crisis intervention fund for the initiative.

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