Friday, 10 June 2016

Minister of Information announce date for social intervention fund roll out

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says
Federal Government will start the first roll out of its N500 billion
intervention scheme on June 11.
The minister made the disclosure at the inaugural "Buharimeter Town
hall Meeting'', organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development
(CDD), in Abuja on yesterday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the town hall meeting
was organised to evaluate the one year of President Muhammadu
Buhari-led administration.
Mohammed said the government would on Saturday open an internet portal
named "npower.gov.ng'' and start taking applications for the 500,000
direct teacher job scheme.
He said that other schemes in the social investment programme would be
rolled out in the coming weeks.
The schemes, according to the minister, included the conditional cash
transfer that pays N5,000 monthly to one million Nigerians and the
micro-credit scheme for more than 1.5 million people.
He said the others were the home grown school feeding programme that
will serve 5.5 million pupils and the education support grant
programme for 100,000 tertiary students in Science Technology
Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), and education.
The minister assured that while there was still much work to be done,
the administration neither lacked the political will nor the
discipline and the determination to fulfill its electoral promises and
take Nigeria to greater heights.
"The Change we promised is real, and with the takeoff of our massive
social intervention programmes in a few days, Nigerians will begin to
feel the impact of the new order.''

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