The Federation’s Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN) say the federal government remains committed to lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty.
Malami said this on Tuesday in the distribution of micro-loans to 1,500 women and youth in the state of Kebbi, organized by the National Employment Directorate.
According to him, the unique action of enabling Nigerians with macro loans to boost small-scale business activities demonstrates the government’s efforts in this regard.
Speaking further, the minister also noted that reaching economically productive, socially responsible and culturally viable women requires a systematic and consistent efforts, as women constitute a critical sector and an essential component to be considered for any significant national development.
AGF said it was optimistic that the microcredit granted would increase commercial activities in the region, especially in view of the upcoming international fishing and culture festivals in Argungu.
According to him, in addition to enable more job creation through the establishment of new ministries, departments and agencies, the Federal Government is committed to the massive employment of teams from the Nigerian population in various ministries, departments and agencies, including security.
While congratulating the scheme’s beneficiaries, Malami urged them to make careful use of the funds provided.