Federal Government Employed Over 8.7 Million Nigerians In Three Years – Buhari
President Muhammad Buhari said that his administration has employed over 8.75 million Nigerians under its various empowerment scheme in the last three years.
President Buhari made this known in a message to the 28th convocation and 36th Founders Day ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State Friday.
According to This Day, represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, President Buhari said seven million Nigerians were engaged under the N-Power scheme, which represented 70 percent of the targeted beneficiaries, while 1.75 million others were recruited under the National Safety Net Programme for the poor and the vulnerable.
He also said his administration had also engaged over 259,451 Nigerians under government’s enterprise programme, while the Bank of Industry (BoI) had also provided soft loans to more than 300,000 Nigerians while also giving some others necessary supports and start-up packs.
The president said the federal government was committed to creating the necessary environment that would lead to the employment of young graduates and engagement of small scale business entrepreneurs, advising the people to take advantage of the various opportunities provided by the administration to improve their economic wellbeing and that of the society at large.