2020 Recruitment of 77400 Beneficiaries for Special Public Works (SPW) | Apply Now

This is to inform the General Public that recruitment of 774000 beneficiaries for the ongoing 2020 Special Public Works (SPW) through Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, interested applicants should apply here, see applications process below.

Do you have Local Government Identification Letter? Do you have any means of National Identification? If yes, then you are eligible to apply or access the Special Public Works (SPW) Recruitment Portal. Start your application here.

The Application Portal is now opened for interested and qualified applicant to apply through shared link by the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo to access the 20-member Committee in 36 States and the FCT that will select the 1000 persons per LGA that would be engaged by the Federal Government in the Special Public Works Programme.

Honourable Minister of State Mr. Festus Keyamo

The federal government has unveiled the details of its plan to employ 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.

Mr. Keyamo provided more details of the programme, saying each state will have a committee to choose those to be employed and the jobs they will perform.

He said political leaders in all areas will be allowed to select not more than 10 per cent of the beneficiaries in their areas.

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About Special Public Works

Sometime in October, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, approved a Pilot Special Public Works Programme in the Rural Areas. The programme was domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for implementation.

The Special Public Works in the Rural Areas is an employment- intensive technique acquired and adapted by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) from one of the capacity-building collaborations with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the late 1980’s to the middle of the 1990’s. The Project was tagged ILO/NDE Labour Based/ Light Equipment Methods of Construction, Rehabilitation and maintenance of Public Infrastructure.

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Consequently and arising from the need and desire of the Federal Government to create massive jobs at the lowest rung of the economy as well as to maintain critical public and social infrastructure at the rural base of the economy, Mr. President has approved that we also adopt and integrate this type of programme into the Nigerian economy.

Importance of the Special Public Works

The pilot programme earlier approved by Mr. President was designed to mitigate lack of job opportunities in the rural areas through a short-term engagement of One thousand (1,000) unemployed persons per Local Government Area for a period of three (3) months. It is a dry season/off season transient job programme and was originally designed for the rehabilitation/maintenance of public and social infrastructure. Participants were to be paid an allowance of N20, 000 monthly and were to be recruited largely from the pool of unskilled persons ordinarily resident in those rural areas.

The initiative will start October 1 and each beneficiary will be paid N20,000 monthly to carry out public works, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo

Job Responsibility for Beneficiaries

This pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight states namely: Adamawa, Borno, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Katsina and Kwara.

Beneficiaries are to be engaged in:

  • Drainage digging and clearance
  • Irrigation canals clearance
  • Rural feeder road maintenance
  • Maintenance of the Great Green Wall nurseries and orchards in Borno, Jigawa and Katsina


  • Traffic control
  • Street cleaning
  • Cleaning of public infrastructure like Health Centres, Schools and the likes.

A total of 40,000 direct transient jobs were expected to be created in the eight pilot states.

Registration Steps into the SPW Scheme

Interested applicants should apply via https://specialpublicworks.gov.ng/site/?page_id=12267

When you click on the link above, follow the steps below:

  • As you click on the link, it takes you to the SPW page, displaying the map of Nigeria
  • Locate your State on the map, and click on it, your state page will be displayed, showing the local government areas to benefit from the programme.
  • There also you will find the names of the committee members in your State and their phone numbers.

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