774,000 Jobs: Beware of Scammers, Ekiti Tells Applicants

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Government has warned that people should beware of scammers as the registration for the Special Public Works Programme that is designed to employ 774,000 persons by recruiting 1,000 persons in each in the country’s 774 local government areas in the country, began yesterday.

The Chairman of Ekiti State Committee on Special Public Works Committee Programme, Mr. Biodun Omoleye, gave the warning yesterday in Ado-Ekiti when he clarified that no payment is required for the prospective applicants to get registered.

Omoleye said: “The exercise has commenced in all the local governments and registration is on ward basis. People have been coming out to register. It is free. No payment is required for registration.”

The committee chairman said that the registration would be “a transparent exercise done in the open view. The recruitment exercise has no provision for online registration or registration by proxy.

“The community development officials of the council are helping and the National Directorate for Employment’s officials too are coordinating the exercise,” he said.

He reiterated that successful applicants would be engaged in public works such as clearing of drains, sweeping, cutting of hedges and roads verges, traffic control, environmental sanitation and beautification.