The Attorney-General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, visited Kebbi state on Saturday to flag-off the National Directorate of Employment’s (NDE) job programme for residents.
He said that 21,000 unemployed youths would benefit from the programme in the state.
Malami’s spokesperson, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, in a statement said the initiative was part of the Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme of 774,000 jobs opportunities to Nigerians.
The programme targets 774 local government areas across the country.
According to Malami, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to lifting many Nigerians out of poverty.
“I am convinced that the programme will provide the necessary economic palliatives to these 774,000 unemployed youths. Added to this, the youth who diligently participate in the projects may deploy the knowledge and skills acquired to become self-employed,” he added.
The Minister also enumerated several FG intervention programmes to included N-Power programme, Anchor Borrowers which supported over 2000 rice farmers, conditional cash transfers, special loans for small and medium enterprises among others as part of efforts to radically transform the economic fortunes of the Nigerian masses.
He also disclosed that the “Federal Government will come out with sixteen more similar interventions which are aimed at boosting the economy and enhancing the welfare of Nigerians.”
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