FG has sets up N25bn youths fund – says minister of finance Zainab Ahmed
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made known on Saturday that the Federal government of Nigeria has created a N25bn youth fund as part of efforts to ease the dissatisfaction of #EndSARS protesters and other anxious youths in the country.
The minister unveiled this at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe in Kaduna State on Saturday.
According to Ahmed, the meeting was in line with the directive of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to ministers and governors to dialogue with stakeholders and the youths with a view to addressing their agitations.
FG has sets up N25bn youths fund – says minister of finance Zainab Ahmed. The minister, who enunciated that the youth fund would be increased to N75bn within a period of three years, explained that the fund aims to support youths to actualise their entrepreneurial aspirations and create job opportunities in the country.
Balarabe commended the residents particularly, the youths for promoting peace and avoiding violence across the country.
There have been reports of widespread violence and arson in different parts of the country in the last one week as hoodlums disguise under the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to raze and stealing public and private assets in the country, sending out entrepreneurs out of business as they began to hijack stores.