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The National Assembly, on Wednesday, said it had suspended the Federal Government’s planned recruitment of 774, 000 Nigerians under the  Special Public Works programme.

The spokesperson for the Senate, Dr Ajibola Basiru, and his counterpart for the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu,  who announced the suspension, said the President, Buhari , could challenge the decision in court.

Basiru, at a press conference he addressed in the National Assembly, Abuja read a statement they jointly issued.

In the statement,  the spokesperson said the federal parliament took the decision following the disagreement between it and the Minister of State for Employment, Labour and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also hinged their decision on the fact that the programme did not exclusively belong to the President.

They said it was jointly conceived by the executive and the legislature. They argued that they could not be kept in the dark over its implementation. INSIDEAFRIKA NEWS


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