The Executive Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Hon Wasiu Adeshina has flagged off the 774,000 federal government jobs in the local government. The formal flag-off event took place at the Ikorodu local government hall on Thursday, 18th February, with hundreds of beneficiaries in attendance.
Hon Adeshina in his brief remarks at the flag-off ceremony advised beneficiaries of the scheme to be diligent and take their new assignment seriously.
‘I want to advise all the beneficiaries to be diligent. You should take this job seriously. It may look small but, it is a starting point in your lives. If you do the job diligently, the federal government can find a way to absorb you into a permanent job status. But, that opportunity may not come if the federal government does not see the impact of your work in the society’, he said.
Working tools like rain boots, shovel, head pan, wheel barrow, brooms and other tools was later distributed to the beneficiaries, to assist them in carrying out their assignment within the three (3) months lifespan of the scheme.
Beneficiaries of the 774,000 jobs are expected to engage in sweeping, weeding, carting away of refuse, drainage clearing among other public works to be assigned to them by the department of environment of the local government.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the federal government for coming up with the initiative as a way of cushioning the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable Nigerians.
To demonstrate their commitment to do the job diligently, some of the beneficiaries were seen sweeping, weeding and carting away of refuse within the local government secretariat premises, shortly after the flag-off event.
Recall that the federal government, in 2020 initiated the 774,000 public works jobs for 1,000 vulnerable Nigerians in all the country’s 774 local government areas, as a way of cushioning the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the poor and vulnerable cross the country.