*To engaged 2,500 casual jobs.
By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
The Bayelsa State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) has commence the process to engage 2,500 Bayelsan for minor casual works in the state.
According to the communication officer of SEEFOR Mr. Tarinyo Akono ,a total of 46, 985 applications were received from residents of Yenagoa metropolis.
He stated that successful applicants would be engaged in minor public works such as road maintenance, sweeping and cleaning of road, painting of kerbs, clearing of drains, planting of trees/flowers, vegetation,adding that the engagement
With contractual term of 12 months, beneficiaries will be trained to become self reliant in various occupations.
According to Mr.Akono”The intention of the partnering agencies is not to continue to make you life-time beneficiaries but to make you entrepreneurs that will soon become renowned employers of labour.”
He stressed that the selection of beneficiaries were done strictly on special needs which include their household size, dependents on the beneficiaries.
He said: “out of the N20, 000 monthly salary, beneficiaries would be able to withdraw only N15, 000 each month in a bid to help them cultivate good savings culture.
“At the termination of their employment they would have saved N60, 000 that they can invest in the skill they learnt at the money management and entrepreneurial skill training class.
“Our intention is to engage 6, 000 persons for the project this year. Out of that figure, 2, 500 slots are available for residents of Yenagoa metropolis and we have received 46, 985 applications for that already.
“While the remaining 3, 500 opportunities are open for applicants residing in communities and villages outside Yenagoa metropolis.”he said.