The National Directorate of Employment -NDE. Zamfara State Office, confirmed the non payment of over two thousand eight hundred beneficiaries of Federal Government Unskilled Workers across I’m the state.
The state Coordinator of the Directorate Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu confirmed this in an interview with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.
He said that. the 2,800 participants yet to be paid were from Talata Mafara, Shinkafi, Bungudu Kaura Namoda local government areas of the state.
He added that out of the 4000 participants to be paid by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) only 1200 had so per been paid, while the remaining 2800 still waiting for the payment.
Radio Nigeria gathered that many of the recruited participants are yet to receive their monthly N20,000 promised them while some were paid for only one month.
The three – month programme was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari last year to mitigate problems associated with lack of employment in rural areas through a short-term engagement.
It was gathered that many of the selected beneficiaries in Zamfara State who have completed the public works within the three months provided are yet to be paid the N20,000 promised by the federal government.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Abdullahi Aliyu from Bungudu Local Government Area who is among the 14,000 youths recruited for ESPW said he received only a month stipend and he is still waiting to collect his remaining N40,000 for the two months.