The need for an approval of 774, 000 jobs across the country has triggered an emergency emergency closed-door session in the Senate.
This new development started from an intention of the Federal Ministry of Labour had to kickstart the recruitment of workers in Nigeria The Punch reports.
Last week, a disagreement between its committee on Labour and the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Kayamo occurred, which was one of the reasons the National Assembly suspend the Public Works Programme penultimate week following.
Meanwhile, the federal lawmakers had accused Keyamo of hijacking the recruitment exercise from the National Directorate of Employment, which got N52bn approval to carry out the programme.
Prior to this new development, Keyamo, however, disclosed to journalists on Tuesday that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has asked him to proceed with the recruitment process notwithstanding the position of the National Assembly on the issue.
The Senate President, on the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, called for a closed session to discuss the development obviously to prevent media coverage which could worsen the relationship between them and executive arm of government over the issue.