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774,000 FG Job Creation: 20,000 People To Receive N60,000 Stipend For Three Months In Bauchi

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Mr. Sanusi Kunde, Chairman, State Selection Committee on Federal government 774,000 jobs, Bauchi state chapter says 20,000 persons would be recruited across the 20 LGAs of the state and would be paid a stipend of N20,000 for a period of three months.

Kunde who made the disclosure in Bauchi on Wednesday during the inaugural meeting of the Committee, said that 1,000 persons would be recruited in each of the 20 LGAs of the state.

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He added that the Committee was required to include 200 literate persons in every LGA that would be used to carry out nationwide surveys during the period of engagement.

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“This programme as graciously approved by President Muhammadu Buhari is aimed at recruiting one thousand (1000) itinerant and unskilled workers each in all the 20 LGAs of the state.

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“In total, we shall be recruiting 20,000 persons for this programme and based on the requests the Ministry of Labour received from other government agencies, we are required to include 200 literate persons.

“By extension, we are going to have 800 of unskilled labour, then we’ll fill it up with 200 literate persons. You are aware that almost all of us have graduates who are not working and this will help a lot.

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“These recruits would be engaged by the federal government between October and December this year to carry out public works that are peculiar to each LGA and they would be paid a total of N60,000 each, that is N20,000 per month,” Kunde said.

The Chairman further disclosed that the recruits would be engaged in roads maintenance and social housing construction projects, Urban and rural sanitation, health extension and other critical services as required by each of the LGAs.

He explained that 40 persons each from all the LGAs had been reserved for the state governor, Bala Mohammed.

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Governors get 40 persons each from all the LGAs in the states.

Senators get 30 persons each from only the LGA’s in the Senatorial District that the senator represents. If a principal officer of the National Assembly comes from your state, he gets 40 slots in all the LGAs within his district,” he said.

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Kunde, however, urged the committee members to adhere strictly to the guidelines given to them which he said would enable them achieve the targets set by President Buhari to reach out to 774,000 Nigerians.

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FG Extends Kaduna-Abuja Train Resumption

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The Ministry of Transportation, on Sunday, in Kaduna, extended the resumption date for the Kaduna-Abuja train Service

Recall that the train service was suspended in March 2022, after bandits attacked its passengers, killed 25, wounded several others and Kidnapped over 50 passengers.

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However, early this month, the federal government had promised that the Kaduna-Abuja train service would resume before the end of November.

But the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, while on inspection tour to examine its readiness for operation before the commencement of operations, said certain things needed to be in place before resumption.

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He said the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks that would assist the government to know who boards the train at every point in time.

Although he declined speaking on the actual resumption date, but assured the public that it wouldn’t be far from now.

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Dangote Plans Fresh 300,000 Jobs For Nigerians

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Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is optimistic that the new multibillion naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would help provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria.

A statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company quoted the Group’s President Aliko Dangote as saying that the company was providing fresh funds and thus expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector.

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Mr Dangote, who was speaking at the Flagg off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa State, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs.

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Dangote, who is Africa’s top philanthropist, expressed optimism that the massive investment will create over 300,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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He said, “We are making a massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000tcd, 9800tcd, and to 15,000tcd. DSR will be able to create about three hundred thousand jobs, direct and indirect, with positive multiplier effects on the economy nationwide.”

The Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria outside the government.

Dangote was appointed Chairman, National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the Federal Government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

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The Dangote President had also announced that his company was doubling its spending on CSR schemes in host communities in Adamawa State, the location of its 32,000 hectares integrated sugar complex.

Speaking in Numan, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, described the Dangote Sugar Refinery as the biggest contributor to the development of the sugar development effort of the Federal Government.

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The Minister also commended Mr Dangote for the massive support through his Corporate Social Responsibility scheme.

In the same vein, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals is expected to create some 250,000 job opportunities when completed next year.

Already, Dangote Cement Plc is one of Africa’s biggest job providers in the manufacturing sector.

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Igbos Inaugurate Biafra House In US, Give Reasons

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Igbos residing in the United States, US, have inaugurated the Biafra House in Oxon Hill in Maryland, Washington DC.

It was gathered that the Biafra House was inaugurated to serve people who believe in Biafra and friends of the nation.

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This was authoritatively disclosed to DAILY POST by a source.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The Biafra House is officially opened for business to the public, including Government Administrative Matters, Diplomatic Protocol, International Relations, and Security, amongst others.”

The Biafra House was formed to help Igbos in the US and Diaspora interact with the international community.

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According to the source: “The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.

“Biafra House is where Biafrans in the United States and the World can seek Diplomatic and Consular services, as it’s open for five business days a week and within the New York time zone.”

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“Again, The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the Fulani government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.”

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