New N25 billion Youth Fund to Address #EndSars Crisis by FG

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Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed - SME Digest Nigeria EndSars

The Federal Government has created a N25 billion Youth Fund to address the #EndSARS protests and other related youth restiveness in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday, at a stakeholder meeting with the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, in Kaduna, according to Punch.

The meeting is in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to ministers and governors to dialogue with stakeholders following the #EndSARS protests.

The minister explained that the fund would be increased to N75 billion within a period of three years.

According to her, the aim was to support youths to actualise their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas in growing their businesses and becoming self-reliant.

Culled from Nairametrics

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