SPW News 2021: Latest Update & Salary

SPW News 2021 Latest Update Today

Here is a comprehensive SPW News 2021 Latest Update for all beneficiaries who applied for the Federal Government Special Public Works Scheme.

A lot of beneficiaries who applied for SPW which employed 774,000 Nigerians are faced with the issue of non payment of the compounded N60,000 salary for the 3 Months which this service was rendered.


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So we have put this article together to give you the SPW News Today. Before we go further, kindly take out time to read about the SPW Scheme and what it stands for below.

NOTE: This SPW News 2021 update is the latest and most current update today. If you have issues receiving your paymenty, please carefully read through this page properly.

SPW News 2021

About the SPW

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.


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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.

SPW News 2021 – Latest Update Today

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said N24,000, 817,800 had been disbursed to beneficiaries of the 774,000 Special Public Works scheme as at June 24, 2021.

The minister, who reeled out the statistics at a media briefing coordinated by the Presidential Media Team in Abuja, pointed out that 413,630 Nigerians, drawn from rural communities and mostly itinerant workers, had been paid.

He argued that contrary to insinuations that the project had failed following initial delays in effecting payment, the programme has, instead, achieved a 60per cent success rate.

Keyamo attributed the teething problems to observed lapses during the registration phase, especially Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs).

Special Public Works, SPW Salary Structure

Beneficiaries of the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme would be paid a total sum of N60,000 for the period of three months (that is N20,000 each month) and they are to perform various community services in their various local government areas.

Remember, 6 banks have been charged with account opening and payment of the SPW beneficiaries. the banks are;

Heritage Bank Plc

Zenith Bank

United Bank for Africa (UBA)

Access Bank

Fidelity Bank

First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Beneficiaries of this SPW Programme are advised to go to any of these banks assigned to his/her LGA for SPW Account Verification & Activation.

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