774,000 jobs: FG appoints Tinubu’s daughter, MC Oluomo to oversee recruitment


Federal Government, on Tuesday, appointed the daughter of All Progressives Congress National Leader and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, into the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 youths in Lagos.

APC chieftain, Alhaji Mutiu Are, is to serve as the chairman of the committee.

Also appointed into the Committee are former local government chairman, Kayode Elesin; the Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye and party chieftain, Alhaji Mutiu Are.

Others on the committee include former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; and a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana.

Three traditional rulers are also to serve in the committee alongside seven others- Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), also named Elesin as the vice-chairman.

On Monday, Keyamo inaugurated, by virtual means, the 20-member committees in the 36 States and the FCT that will select the 1000 persons per local government area that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.

The programme will employ about 774, 000 youths for three months and they would 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 stipend per month.

Interested youths are allowed to apply regardless of political affiliation.