The Kaduna State Government has flagged off the engagement of 23,000 young men and women into the Federal Government-initiated Special Public Works Programme (SPW).
The SPW is a post-COVID-19 poverty alleviation programme approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, under which 1,000 persons would be employed from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.
The initiative is expected to commence on October 1, 2020. Each beneficiary is to be paid N20,000 monthly.
Speaking during a ceremony at Fatika in Giwa Local Government Area of the state, the chairman of the state selection committee and commissioner for human services and social development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, observed that the programme was carefully designed to address unemployment gaps among Nigerians.