The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday said the Federal Government was aware of the plight of many citizens due to the challenges in the economy and was working diligently towards making life more meaningful for Nigerians through carefully designed projects.
Speaking on Sunday at the 8th Alhaji Kafaru Tinubu Memorial Ramadan Lecture the theme: “Supreme Sacrifice and the Essence of Followership in Governance,” Mohammed said.
“This government is making a lot of sacrifices and it is also expecting a lot of sacrifices from the people,” Mohammed said.
“The N500 billion Social Intervention Programme which is broken into five parts covers employment of 500, 000 unemployed graduates who will be trained as teachers.
“It also covers the employment of 100, 000 artisans as well as the One-Meal-A-Day programme for pupils in primary schools.
“The Enterprise Scheme which is targeted at one million market men and women, 460, 000 artisans, 200, 000 agriculture workers is also covered in the programme.
“It also covers the N5,000 monthly conditional cash transfer to the poor and vulnerable,” he said.