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PDP and APC in conflict over 774,000 public works recruitment

Post created on August 19, 2020

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers on Tuesday rejected the slots allocated to them in the ongoing recruitment of the 774,000 artisan youths for public works jobs.

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives said that allotting only 30 slots per local government to each member of the House of Representatives from the 1000 jobs per local government, was unfair and unacceptable to the lawmakers, as well as, Nigerians.

The minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu (PDP, Delta) said that the caucus was demanding more transparency and a review of the criteria being used to allocate the slots, which he said, favoured certain interests in the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the detriment and disadvantage of majority of Nigerians.

In a reaction, the All Progressives Congress appreciated the executive saying it a bold initiative. That the rejection by the opposition is politics taking too far rather the focus should be on the masses who are the direct beneficiaries

Barrister Slyvester Imonina, the State Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress Delta State in a telephone interview with Crown FM Asaba said, ‘In politics you cannot get all that you want’.

“It is unfair for the minority leader to say they were not given all that they wanted.” He added.

Imonina added that the major beneficiaries who are Nigerians should be given priority.

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