The World Bank yesterday lauded Delta government for the implementation of the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) project.
The World Bank team led by Mr Jens Kristensen gave the commendation when the team inspected projects in Asaba.
Kristensen said that the level of zeal displayed by the beneficiaries was encouraging when compared to other beneficiaries in other states.
“Apart from the effort of the state government, the beneficiaries are also doing well by showing so much commitment to their jobs,’’ he added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the SEEFOR programme, which was launched in 2013, has engaged a total of 1,700 persons in Delta.
In May, more than 1,300 persons were engaged in various projects in the state.
The beneficiaries were engaged in the cleaning of roads, construction of drainages as well as vegetation control. The maximum duration of the programme is for a period of 12 months.
The essence of the 12-month duration is to encourage other applicants to participate.
Each participant was entitled to a monthly salary of N20, 000 and 80 per cent of the salary are paid directly to the beneficiary’s bank account.
Fifteen per cent of the amount is kept in a compulsory saving for the beneficiaries, while the remaining five per cent is for the vocational training for the beneficiaries. (NAN)