The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment to their welfare, saying measures that will give them succour have been included in the 2016 budget.
He said the measures would be targeted at unemployed graduates, market women, artisans and farmers, among others.
According to him, the school feeding programme that will provide one meal per day to school children, the conditional transfer of five thousand naira monthly to twenty five million most vulnerable Nigerians and access to loans by different categories of people are among the measures for which provisions have been made in terms of huge allocation of resources.
The minister said in addition to providing succour, these measures will also stimulate the economy.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, has called on Nigerians to support the idea of national conversation above regional agitations, asking that Nigerians should endeavour to keep the greater interest of the nation at heart.
He made this call at a conference held at the NOA premises in Abuja, yesterday.
Mr. Omeri’s expression was made in view of the increasing cases of agitations where these actions have resulted in violent acts from regional agitations for self-determination and in other cases, violence arising from clashes between farmers and herdsmen.