No fewer than Four PhD, 200 master’s holders have applied for the Federal government’s 774,000 unskilled job that will earn them N20,000 per month according to The PUNCH’s report.
In a bid to cushion the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the employment of 774,000 unskilled workers who will earn N20, 000 each on a monthly basis for three months. At least, 1,000 workers will be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas of the country.
According to The PUNCH, while debunking the allegations of 30 slots to each member of the National Assembly, Spokesperson for the Senate, Dr Ajibola Basiru has berated the Minister of State for Employment, Labour and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN) over the recruitment exercise .
Also, Ogun State Chairman of Special Public Works, Senator Gbenga Obadara has revealed the alarming amount of masters holders and PHD holders who applied for ‘unskilled job’ in the state.
“The committee started distribution of forms four weeks ago, almost 20,000 persons from 20 local government areas had obtained the forms.
“Four PhD and 200 master’s degree holders have applied.”, Obadara said.