The Senate and the Home of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to droop the implementation of the plan to recruit 774,000 Nigerians for Particular Public Works throughout the nation, The Nation studies.
The place of each chambers of the Nationwide Meeting adopted a pointy disagreement between the Nationwide Meeting Joint Committee on Labour, Worker and Productiveness and the Minister for State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN over the modalities for appointing the 20-member Choice Committee for the programme.
Keyamo who had appeared at an interactive session organized by the joint committee opposed a decision of the Joint Committee to resolve right into a closed door session.
The Minister mentioned he rejected the lawmakers determination to quiz him behind closed doorways due to the necessity to guarantee transparency and accountability.
Nevertheless, the Senate had on Wednesday held an government session apparently to deliberate on the fiasco between the Minister and the lawmakers.
The Nation learnt that throughout the closed session which lasted for about two hours, the lawmakers expressed shock on the behavour of Keyamo and his insurance coverage that the Nationwide Meeting can’t direct him on what to do regarding the recruitment.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru and his Home of Representatives counterpart, Hon. Benjamin Kalu in a press release insisted that the implementation of the programme should be placed on maintain till its modalities are defined to the Nationwide Meeting.