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  • Updated: February 27, 2024

Zamfara government recruits 1,500 youths, women in NG-CARES programme

Zamfara government recruits 1,500 youths, women in NG-CARES

The Zamfara Community and Social Development Agency has enlisted 1,500 youths and women to participate in Labour Intensive Public Workfare (LIPW) as part of the Third Cycle of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme.

Umar Nakwada, the general manager of the agency, made the announcement during a one-day training workshop held for the beneficiaries in Gusau on Monday.

Nakwada explained that these beneficiaries were recruited through the NG-CARES delivery platform, specifically in results area 1, to carry out a range of public work projects in their respective communities.

Also, he mentioned that the selected beneficiaries were drawn from all 14 local government areas of the state and will be involved in activities focused on environmental sanitation in public areas."

“All the beneficiaries were selected based on merit, in accordance with NG-CARES guidelines.

“The beneficiaries, aged between 18 and 45 years, have the minimum education qualification of Senior School Certificate Examination,” Nakwada said.

According to him, the training is aimed at educating beneficiaries on their roles and responsibilities.

“This is part of NG-CARES initiatives to create working opportunities and empower youths and women.

“Each of the beneficiaries is to receive 15,000 as a monthly stipend in a one-year temporary employment period,” he further said.

He urged the beneficiaries to be dedicated to their responsibilities.

“You are expected to work at least four hours daily from Monday to Friday of every week.

“You are expected to form clusters and embark on conducting meaningful service in your respective communities.

“We will ensure prompt monitoring of the beneficiaries to ensure that they are carrying the responsibilities saddled on them,” Nakwada said.

Also, the coordinator, state cares coordinating unit, Mukhtar Ibrahim, congratulated the beneficiaries on their ability to secure one-year temporary employment.

Ibrahim advised the participants to ensure effective utilisation of their monthly stipends.

Among the papers presented during the training were the “Rights and Roles of the LIPW Beneficiaries” and “Relationship of LIPW Beneficiaries with Stakeholders”.

Other lecture topics were “Terms of Engagement for LIPW Activities and Empowerment” and “Formation of Cooperative Societies”, amongst others.

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