Abubakar revealed this in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Minister on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, empowering the citizens with microloans for enhancing small scale business activities shows the deliberate efforts from the federal government to lift the people out of poverty.
He added that the current administration has also provided an enabling atmosphere for the thriving and flourishing of private firms and industries.
His words, “Empowering Nigerians with microloans for boosting small scale business activities demonstrates deliberate efforts of the federal government to lift her citizens out of poverty.
“Achieving economically productive, socially responsible and culturally viable womenfolk require systematic and consistent efforts as women constitute a critical sector and essential component to reckon with for any meaningful national development.
“The microloan given would boost business activities in the area, especially in view of the forthcoming Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festivals’’.
“These schemes including, N-Power, School Feeding Programmes, anchor borrowers and associated programmes, among others, have created employment value chain opportunities.
“The government has facilitated job creation through establishment of new ministries, departments and agencies and is still committed to massive employment of the teeming Nigerian populace in various MDA’s including security and paramilitary sectors.
“Government has also provided an enabling atmosphere for the thriving and flourishing of private firms and industries and of both local and foreign collaborators with a view to generating employment for Nigerians”.
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