The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has said that 27,000 unemployed Youths and women will benefit from the Extended Special Public Works Programme (ESPWs).
Chief Information Officer of the ministry, Mr Ezeaja Ikemefuna, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Shehuri said the ESPWs is of the National Directorate of Employment across the 27 Local Government Areas( LGA) of Borno.
He said the initiative is aimed at cushioning the economic effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, creating jobs and promoting the maintenance of critical infrastructure at the community levels in all the 774 LGAs across the country.
The minister disclosed this on Wednesday during the official flag-off of the Programme held at Damboa Road, Maiduguri,…