The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, on Monday, noted that the Federal Government failed to distribute expensive equipment for the Special Public Works Programme because of the short term nature of the scheme.
Keyamo who took to his Twitter account noted that it would not be advisable for the government to buy expensive equipment with billions and spend millions to train the labourers on how to use the equipment.
The minister was spotted in viral photos sharing wheelbarrows and cutlasses to beneficiaries of the Special Public Works Programme.
Press Informant had earlier reported that Keyamo disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the commencement of the initiative.
The programme, designed to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country was initially scheduled for launch on October 1, last year but it ran into hitches following the power play between Keyamo and the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment, Nasir Ladan, who was sacked last month.