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FED GOVT TARGETS FIVE MILLION JOBS WITH $1.2B SCHEME

FED GOVT TARGETS FIVE MILLION JOBS WITH $1.2B SCHEME

Nigerian Government is targeting five million jobs with its new agricultural revolution tagged “The Green Imperative”.

Information, Culture and Tourism Minister, Lai Mohammed and Agriculture and Rural Development counterpart Sabo Nanono revealed this at a joint briefing in Abuja.

They disclosed plans to invest one point two billion dollars in the scheme, which it said will inject ten billion dollars into the economy within the next 10 years.

The government said the “loan-in-kind” scheme will attract six tractor assembly plants in different geopolitical zones and 142 agro-processing service centres.