The Federal Government has appointed an All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain, Alhaji Mutiu Are; the daughter of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, into the 20-member Committee that will undertake the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.
Others appointed include a former Local Government Chairman, Kayode Elesin; the Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; and APC Woman Leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye.
A former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 2019 campaign team, Wale Adelana, are also on the Committee.
Three Monarchs were included in the Committee, alongside seven others – Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi, Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward, and Akanni Babatunde.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, named Are as the Chairman, and Elesin as the Vice Chairman of the Committee.
Keyamo had on Monday inaugurated, by virtual means, the 20-member Committees in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, that will select the 1,000 persons per Local Government Area, that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.
The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youths for three months, and they would be engaged in unskilled jobs, such as sweeping the streets, clearing drainage, controlling traffic, and road construction, among others.
They are to be paid N20,000 a month.
According to the Federal Government, interested youths are allowed to apply, regardless of political affiliation.