The Senate and the House of Representatives have insisted that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will implement the Special Public Works programme.
The resolution was passed by both Chambers.

The lawmakers also urged the Ministry of Finance not to release any funds for the implementation of the Special Public Works programme if it would breach the due process, Appropriation Act 2020 (As Amended) as well as the NDE Act.

The resolutions were passed after deliberations on similar motions in both Chambers on Tuesday.
There have been misunderstandings between the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the National Assembly regarding the implementing body. While the minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, said the ministry has to implement the programme, the lawmakers have said otherwise.

Mr Keyamo and the joint committee on labour were involved in a war of words two weeks ago over the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians by the government. This was at a meeting aimed at discussing the progress of the planned employment.

N52 billion has been allocated for the Special Public Works Programme in the 2020 budget.

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