Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has cried out to Nigerians.
He said; “Some politicians are blackmailing and pressuring me into getting slots in the 774,000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“There has been an attempt at blackmailing us in this particular programme too to make us also yield to political leaders. But we have said no, not while I am here.”
“Except Mr. President, who appointed and gave me the opportunity and rare privilege to drive this programme stops me, no other political leader or person can stop me. I am answerable only to Mr. President. This programme is for all Nigerians.”
“Before coming here today, there has been an attempt by certain political leaders to say I must come and see them behind the scenes first to determine who gets what and how. I said no, I will not do that. I am ready at any time for a public debate on this with them.”