Nigerians Will Start Getting N500bn Social Intervention From June 11 – Lai Mohammed

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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