The Federal Government has appointed the daughter of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a MC Oluomo, into the 20-member committee that will undertake the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.
A former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 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.
Keyamo had on Monday inaugurated the 20-member committees in the 36 states and the FCT that would select the 1,000 persons per local government area that would be engaged by the Federal Government for the special public works programme.
The programme seeks to employ about 774,000 youths for three months and they will be engaged in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others. They are to be paid N20,000 a month.
KanyiDaily had reported that there was an argument between Keyamo and some federal lawmakers over issues linked with the creation of 774,000 jobs under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
Keyamo said that the lawmakers were trying to hijack the process of recruitment by blackmailing and pressurising him to enable them determine those to be allotted the 774,000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.