Buhari Govt Paid N100 Billion To Unemployed Youths And Small Businesses Since 2017 – FG

Buhari Govt Paid N100 billion To Unemployed Youths And Small Businesses Since 2017 – FG

The federal government through the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo has revealed that this present administration of Muhammadu Buhari has disbursed N100 billion in five years to support youths and small scale businesses.

According to a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, December 19, in Abuja, the minister disclosed this at the flag off of the disbursement of empowerment items to women in Jos, Plateau State.

“You will all agree with me that unemployment is one of the remote causes of banditry, terror!sm, corruption and other forms of criminality. Even though the Federal Government is working hard at check terror!sm and all other forms of criminality and vi*lent crimes, it is equally prosecuting the w*r against mass unemployment.

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I am proud that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), whose board I am privileged to chair and also directly supervise, is effectively leading that w*r against mass unemployment.

Let me inform you all that the Federal Government has put all plans in place to ensure that businesses succeed in Nigeria. The present administration has launched a series of funding and capacity development initiatives designed to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Since 2017, the Development Bank of Nigeria has disbursed a total of N100 billion through the bank’s 27 participating financial institutions (PFIs), thereby impacting more than 100,000 MSMEs. It is heartwarming to note that 52 percent of loans disbursed in 2019 and 2020 were to youths and women-owned businesses,” the statement reads.

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