The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment says it is investigating allegations of ghost workers recently publicised against it by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.
It is also establishing job centres across the country to attain the current administration’s target of lifting one hundred million citizens from poverty by 2030.
Only recently, the Federal government launched Project T-MAX, a Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programme, TVET.
TVET is aimed at lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 8 years.
The Programme kicked off with seven pilot states and its goal is to empower no less than fifteen thousand citizens across each of the pilot states of Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Enugu, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Gombe.
Kachollom Daju who is the Permanent Secretary in the Labour and Employment Ministry, one of the Ministries critical to the survival of the project has been speaking on its viability.
She says 16 job centres have so far been created as government makes efforts to have centres in every of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics indicate that unemployment rate in the country spiked to 33.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from.27.1 per cent.
The Permanent Secretary implores journalists to work with reliable data to project the many efforts of the government at job creation.
She also speaks on the controversy generated by the recent report of the ICPC indicating the existence of ‘ghost workers’ in some ministries including Labour and Employment.
The Permanent Secretary assures Nigerians that anyone found culpable would be prosecuted