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PAP impacted lives of two million Nigerians in 2022 — FG



No fewer than 2 million vulnerable Nigerians have been impacted by projects implemented under the Federal Government’s National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy for the year 2022, a statement has said.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on Thursday, said the NPRGS Steering Committee met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Akande said a progress report presented at the meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also indicated that 1.6 million smallholder farmers were impacted under the Agriculture for Jobs Plan.

“Besides, 13,000 youths have been trained under a Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme in six states comprising Lagos, Ogun, Enugu, Gombe, Kaduna and Nasarawa, while arrangements are underway to provide similar training for 2000 beneficiaries in Edo State.

“Equally, more than 8,000 Nigerians were employed in rural roads constructed under the Rural Roads programme which built 40 rural roads in 120 communities, covering about 57.3 km across the country.”

The report presented by Clem Agba,  Minister of State, Budget and National Planning showed that with the release of N50 billion, programmes that had achieved 100 completion include, Agriculture for Food and Jobs Plan and Construction of Rural Roads, among others.

“The total number of direct beneficiaries of the implemented programmes currently stands at 1.8 million vulnerable Nigerians and a total of 9,527 Nigerians have also been directly employed through the implementation of the programmes so far.

“Additionally, at the meeting, the committee approved the sum of N250 billion for the execution of projects for the year 2023.’’

Akande said that the report showed that projects scheduled for implementation under the NPRGS for the year included the provision of 100,000 homes for low-income earners which would create 1 million jobs directly and indirectly.

He listed others as the expansion of energy access by providing 1,200 solar street lights in rural communities and six mini-grids for high-capacity productive farming under the Solar Naija Programme.

“Creation of 4.5 million direct and indirect jobs through the Rural Roads programme which targets to connect about 750 rural markets.

“Provision of N9 billion support for over 1.6 million vulnerable smallholder farmers for the 2023 wet season farming under the Agriculture for Jobs Plan.

“The expansion of the National Social Register with additional 3 million households,” he said.

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State who is also the Co-Chair of the Technical Working Group for the Committee spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting.

Sule said that though implementation had not reached expected levels, efforts were being made to touch each of the targeted 15 areas of implementation.

He said that the meeting was to review the implementation and update on the spending on the projects so far and approval for 2023 projects for the same scheme.

“Based on what was received from the co-chair of the Technical Working Group, over N50 billion have been spent so far.

“The performance so far hasn’t reached the level we expected. But nearly every aspect of the 15 areas targeted is being implemented in one way or the other,” he said. 


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