Ekiti Committee on Special Public Works has begun the process of recruiting 16,000 youths across the 16 council areas for the Federal Government’s 774,000 jobs.
The 774,000 jobs recruitment exercise, which started on Monday, attracted thousands of applicants across the 16 council areas, The Nation reports.
The Chairman, Ekiti State Committee on Special Public Works Committee Programme, Biodun Omoleye, who monitored the exercise, said applicants had been turning up in their numbers for the exercise holding in the various local government areas.
Omoleye, who is the Chief of Staff to Governor Kayode Fayemi, said: “The exercise has commenced in all the local governments and registration is onward basis. People have been coming out to register. It is free. No payment is required for registration”.
The committee chairman said the registration was “a transparent exercise done in the open view. The recruitment exercise has no provision for online registration or registration by proxy.
“The community development officials of the council are helping and the National Directorate for Employment officials too are coordinating the exercise,” he said.
He reiterated successful candidates would be engaged in public works such as clearing of drains, sweeping, cutting of hedges and road verges, traffic control, environmental sanitation, and beautification.