NIGERIA CELEBRATES HER 59TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY
Written by thereachfm on October 1, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari today hinted that the newly
created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management
and Social Development would oversee the administration’s
Special Intervention Programme.
Buhari, who said this in his broadcast to the nation to mark the
country’s 59th independence anniversary, also stated that he had
directed the release of N600bn for capital project
implementation from the 2019 budget in the next three months.
Speaking on the Special Intervention Programme, which is
under the supervision of the office of the Vice-President, Prof
Yemi Osinbajo, the President said the ongoing N500bn Special
Intervention Programme is targeted at vulnerable groups,
through the home-grown School Feeding Programme,
Government Economic Empowerment Programme, N-Power,
Job Creation Programme, loans for traders and artisans,
Conditional Cash Transfers to the poorest families and social
He also said the newly set up Economic Advisory Council
would advise him on inclusive and sustainable macroeconomic,
fiscal and monetary policies.