SERAP threatens court action over FG’S direct work programme

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has condemned the manner the Federal Government is handling the Direct Works Programme.

The programme is meant for the recruitment of seven hundred and seventy-four thousand Nigerians and political office holders in the various states have been allotted some slots.

Each beneficiary of the mass recruitment programme would be paid sixty thousand naira for a period of 3 months, at the rate of twenty thousand naira per month.

However; the Executive Director of SERAP, ADETOKUMBO ADEMOLA, said the allocation of slots to politicians and other groups violates constitutional and international anti-corruption standards.

ADEMOLA said SERAP would to go to court if the Ministry of Labour and Employment does not change its approach on the mass recruitment


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