Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the minister of state for Labour and productivity for organising a jamboree to distribute wheelbarrows and cutlasses in his home state of Delta.
Keyamo travelled to his local government, Uvwie LGA to launch the public works programme of Buhari’s junta which many critics say is barbaric as it is an insult to the citizens.
As part of my activities last week, I travelled to Delta State to launch the Special Public Works Programme (774,000) jobs in my own Local Government Area (Uvwie LGA). pic.twitter.com/seUQgzZMGs— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) January 10, 2021
As at 1987, Maryam Babangida’s Better Life for Rural Women empowered more Nigerian Families than this.— President One.acre|-| Dadiyata Disappeared (@NekkaSmith) January 10, 2021
This is an eyesore .. after 34 yrs no living Nigerian should be empowered with a Cutlass & Wheel barrow.
This is bottom barrel. https://t.co/tnTRV2BEmC
Nigerians expressed their displeasure in response to his post
They empowered the youth with hoes and cutlass— War Veteran 🇳🇬⚓ (@drunkito) January 10, 2021
APC is poverty
Poverty is APC ….
I can't even correlate your caption and the frames you posted. Could anyone among you just make a difference for once? Too much?— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) January 10, 2021
The job is 20k monthly and it will last for just 3months.— Mr. Anonymous (@scoffy2606) January 10, 2021
60k empowerment! After 3month, 774,000 people are back on the street.
46.4Billion will take 500 people off the street for life if invested into a sustainable startup business/company. But no, let share it to them.
All this fanfare replete with marquee tents and red carpet just to "launch" wheelbarrow and cutlass in 2021? I detest you lot in government.— Sani™ (@pdauda) January 10, 2021
Nigeria is flying on a visionless leadership autopilot— 'Tunde Adeparusi 🚨 (@Tunde_Adeparusi) January 11, 2021
Innovative thinking vs Retrogressive thinking pic.twitter.com/Bw27Alc0sn
Sir, in this age and time. Machette to cut grass. What happened to mower machines? You are a educated! pic.twitter.com/eCZMzPTf3g— Festus (@FestusNIG) January 10, 2021