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Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday stated that despite the economic situation of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has fulfilled its campaign promises to Nigerians.
Mohammed made the pronouncement at the presentation of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP), Report Card event to mark the second anniversary of Buhari’s administration in Abuja.
The theme of the report card presentation was “Showcasing the Achievements of National Social Investment Programmes: A Smile for Every Nigerian.”
In his presentation, he maintained that the dwindling revenue of the country has not stopped President Buhari from delivering on the campaign promises he made to Nigerians during last presidential election in 2015.
The minister revealed that through N-SIP, the federal government provided employment to 200,000 unemployed graduates, engaged 57,000 people through Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and empowered about 26,000 ordinary Nigerians through Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
Mohammed said under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), government was able to serve about 25 million meals to 1.2 million pupils all over the country in order to make leaning conducive.
The minister added that the APC-led federal government under its school feeding programme had employed no fewer than 12,000 cooks across 36 states and the FCT.
The minister said that in spite of dwindling resource, between since 2016, the federal government was able to add an additional $7 billion to its foreign reserves.
Mohammed disclosed that the Buhari administration had been able to attract $500 million to the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), and increased the Excess Crude $87 million.
“All these we did despite the very tight resources,” the minister said.
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