FG sets up micro-enterprises in all 774 LGAs

The Federal Government has decided to  establish micro-enterprises in the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across
It stated that the purpose is to help create jobs and ensure improvement in the well-being of Nigerians.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Dr George Akume, at the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) General Assembly with the Theme: Strategic Positioning for the Future: A New Era, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Minister was represented by the Deputy Director, Office of the Minister, Mr Simon Tyungu.
Akume added that the formation of the micro-enterprises was initiated to cushion the effect of the current economic situation.
Akume said, “As a ministry, we have proposed the establishment of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the 774 local governments in Nigeria based on economic corridors. We believe that this will create jobs and ensure improvement in the well-being of the local populace.’’
Akume laided the role played by ALGON during the COVID-19 pandemic in bringing succur to common Nigerians despite their limited resources.
The Minister said, “The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has taken some bold steps to reposition the local government administration such as granting of local government autonomy and enforcement of democratically-elected local government councils by the states.”
“This is a clear demonstration of political will by Mr President. The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the entire country in 2020 was felt more in our local communities. The leadership of ALGON contributed in no small measure, particularly on stimulus packages and advocacy, notwithstanding your financial limitations,’’ he said.
He stressed that the Federal Governmen I’d aware that people could be reached through the local government area councils and then do what they are supposed to do for them
He added, “The Federal Government in its wisdom then realised that the local government area councils are the veritable vessels through which the dividend of democracy will reach the vulnerable indigent citizens.
“Mr President (of ALGON), I urge you to take advantage of this initiative and key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to lead 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years. The Federal Government is favourably disposed to attaining this developmental goal.’

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