331 views | Victor Gai | June 12, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that his administration has created millions of jobs through the social investment programme and the special public works.
The President said this in a Democracy day broadcast on Friday.
“Our Government has continued to work to reduce social and economic inequality through targeted social investment programmes, education, technology and improved information.
“Our Social Investment Programme has continued to be a model to other nations and has engaged 549,500 N-Power beneficiaries, 408,682 beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme and 2,238,334 beneficiaries of the Growth Enhancement and Empowerment Programme. This is being done in collaboration with the States.
“Similarly, “Marketmoni” and “Tradermoni” Programmes have provided affordable loans to small and micro-scale enterprises to grow their businesses. Under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, over 9,963,729 children are being fed to keep them in school and improve their nutritional status”, he stated.
He also disclosed what his government had done to cushion the effect of the COVID-19.
“As part of the strategy to create jobs in reducing the effect of COVID-19 on our youths, I directed the employment of 774, 000 Nigerians. These youths will be engaged in the Special Public Works Programme aimed at cushioning the effects of the economic downturn. Each of the 774 local government areas in the country will be allotted 1,000 slots. I am pleased to report that this programme has commenced”, he stated.