The Nigerian government has employed 500,000 graduates so far under the Federal Government’s N-power programme.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who made this known on Thursday, said this at a conference tagged: “Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Religious Leaders,’’ organised by United Nations Population Fund in Abuja.
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He noted that the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari had introduced various intervention programmes to empower women and youths in order reduce unemployment and poverty.
The vice president added that about 400,000 Nigerians were currently benefitting from the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme of the present government.
The VP also said that no fewer than 9.2 million children were being fed daily under the federal government’s school feeding programme.
Besides, he said that the states that keyed into the programme had risen from 25 to 26 as at this month.
On Democratic Dividend, Osinbajo said that to avoid ‘the time bomb’ the government must build economy that would support the growing population of the country.
He said that gaining economic advantage involved national consensus and individual families must key into this programme of achieving the DD.