Malami restates FG’s Commitment to Take 100m Nigerians out if Poverty
Empowering Nigerians with macro loans for boosting small scale
business activities demonstrates deliberate efforts of the Federal
Government’s commitment to take one hundred million Nigerians out of abject poverty.
The Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN made the statement in Argungu while speaking as the
Special Guest of hounour at the distribution of micro loans to 1,500
women and youth in Kebbi State organized by the National Directorate
This was made known in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the HAGF, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, on Tuesday 10th March, 2020..
The Minister noted that achieving economically productive, socially responsible and culturally viable womenfolk requires systematic and consistent efforts as women constitute a critical sector and essential component to reckon with for any meaningful national development.
Malami explained that the micro loan would boost business activities
in the area especially in view of the forthcoming Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festivals.
According to him, “the Federal Government has consciously and
deliberately come out with a number of schemes to generate employment
and enhance the productivity of Nigerians. These schemes including
N-Power, School Feeding Programmes, anchor borrowers and associated
programmes, among others, have created employment value chain
“In addition to facilitating job creation through establishment of new
Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the Federal Government is
committed to massive employment of teaming Nigerian populace in
various Ministries, Departments and Agencies including security and
paramilitary sectors”, he explained.
Malami disclosed that the Federal Government has also provided
enabling atmosphere for the thriving and flourishing of private firms, companies, mills and industries of both local and foreign
collaborators with a view to generating employment for the teaming Nigerians.
While congratulating the beneficiaries of the scheme, Malami urged them to make judicious use of the funds provided.
He eulogized the contributions of the National Directorate
of Employment, Kebbi State Government and Argungu Emirates for
boosting the economic activities of the people.