Yesterday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari government’s Social Investment Programme has created 200,000 jobs via N-Power.
Adeosun has made this known while delivering the speech of the Vice President titled ‘Economic Dimensions of National Security: The Nigerian Experience,’ to participants of National Defence College Course 26.
She said that 300,000 micro loans had been issued under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, while 250 million meals had been served under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
Adeosun stressed that improvement in security was vital to Nigeria’s economic growth.
The minister disclosed that the government had adopted the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) as a response to the recession in order to restore growth and reduce Nigeria’s vulnerability to external shocks.