16 January 2021 by Victoria Abah
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, AGF, Abubakar Malami, says the extended Federal Government Special Public Works Programme of 774,000 jobs is part of efforts to address youths unemployment and rising insecurity in some parts of the country.
Malami who stated this in Birnin-Kebbi at the commencement of the programme, stressed that the move would also fast-tract attainment of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (2017-2020).
He further explained that the objective was to facilitate the creation of productive and inclusive societies as well as shield the most vulnerable from poverty.
According to him, the programme was implemented in eight States of the federation with the target of immediately engaging 774,000 selected unemployed Nigerians to execute carefully selected projects across the 774 Local Government areas in the country.
The minister said that 21,000 unemployed youths would benefit from the programme in Kebbi State.
He enumerated several Federal Government intervention programmes to include the N-Power programme, amongst others as part of efforts to radically transform the economic fortunes of the masses.
Malami explained that the Federal Government would come up with sixteen additional interventions aimed at boosting the economy and enhancing the welfare of Nigerians.