The Federal Government has appointed Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja-General of Lagos and daughter of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos, into the committee to recruit 20,000 youths in Lagos.
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Others appointed include Kayode Elesin, former local government chairman; Bamgbose Martins, the Commissioner for Works, Alexander Bamgbola, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria; Cornelius Ojelabi, Commissioner for Rural Development; and Fadekemi Otitonaiya, APC woman leader for Lagos-Central.
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Also, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun, former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly; Wale Adelana, a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team; three monarchs; Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Modupe Ola; Ashiru Olakunle; Labrar Folami; Olufeko Adebowale; Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde, are also part of the committee.
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Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, named Are as the chairman and Elesin as the vice-chairman.
He inaugurated the 20-man committees in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday.
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Each local government will contribute 1,000 youths to the planned 774,000 recruitment for three months. They will be deployed to unskilled jobs like street sweeping, drainage clearing, traffic control, road construction among others and will paid N20,000 monthly.
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According to the Federal Government, interested youths are allowed to apply regardless of political affiliation.