774,000 Jobs: House Of Reps. Minority Caucus Rejects 30 Slots For Each Member, Says It Is Too Small

774,000 Jobs: House Of Reps. Minority Caucus  Rejects 30 Slots For Each Member, Says It Is Too Small

The minority caucus in the House of Representatives has rejected the 30 job slots allotted to each member of the House for their respective local government areas within their constituencies.

This was made known by the minority leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu. 

Ndudi in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja described the allotment of 30 out of the 1000 slots per local government as unfair and unacceptable by the lawmakers who are the true representatives of the people.

According to him, "The 30 person allotment per local government for lawmakers is grossly unfair, inadequate and unacceptable to Nigerians. As the representatives of the people, we are closer to them and they directly interact with us irrespective of religion, class and political affiliation."

“Moreover, the questions are, what criteria are being used in the job allotments? Given the 30 persons out of 1000 per local government area allotted to federal lawmakers, what happens to the remaining 970? What answers do we give Nigerians? How do we ensure that the program benefits Nigerians and not enmeshed in allegations of sharp practices as witnessed in the COVID-19 palliative distribution?”.

He added that, " All Nigerians living in our constituencies are our constituents irrespective of political leanings. We have a responsibility to protect their interest at all times. As such, lawmakers ought to have been carried along on the allotment."

The caucus charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order a review of the implementation process to ensure the targeted citizens benefit from the program as intended.

The minority leader therefore demanded more transparency and consultation in the implementation of the 774,000 public jobs.

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