The Presidency through the office of Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has highlighted some lofty programmes President Muhammadu Buhari has rolled out for youths his 5 years.
The presidential image maker in an article he entitled, ‘Lest we forget: Opportunities for young Nigerians by the Buhari administration,” listed the initiatives.
The presidential side cited N-Power, NYSC monthly allowance, the 75 billion Naira Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, the Special Public Works Programme, the $20 million Fund for Nigerian Tech I Entrepreneurs and many others.
He said: “N-Power: 500,000 enrolled in 2 batches between 2016 and 2020 receiving 30,000 monthly, with enrollment of the 3rd batch of 400,000 in progress.
“NYSC Monthly Allowance increased from N19,600 to N33,000; more than 300,000 beneficiaries monthly.
“75 billion Naira Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), for businesses owned by young Nigerians aged between 18 and 35.
“Special Public Works Programme to provide 3-month employment to 774,000 young Nigerians across the country (1,000 beneficiaries per LGA).
He also listed “Creative Industries Financing Initiative (CIFI); DEEL – D – Digital Skills E – Entrepreneurship E – Employability L – Leadership.