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.
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN made the declaration 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 of Employment.
According to a statement by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, 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 noted that the micro loan given 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 opportunities.
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
According to the Minister, 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 called on the beneficiaries of the initiative to make judicious use of the funds provided.
The Minister eulogizes the contributions of the National Directorate of Employment, Kebbi State Government and Argungu Emirates for boosting the economic activities of the people.