Osinbajo penetrates more markets as FCT targets 1000 for free medical care
The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos yesterday launched the TraderMoni scheme in three different markets – Ikotun, Igando and Ile-Epo markets in the state.
He was accompanied by Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode; All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; and Executive Director, Micro Enterprise, Bank of Industry, Mrs. Toyin Adeniji.
At Igando market, a trader, Mrs. Iyabo Alade, who was visibly excited about the initiative, commended the Federal Government and promised to put the loan to good use. She said: “I sell noodles in Igando and N10,000 will go a long way in expanding my business. I don’t have anybody to help or bank to go to. I thank our government and wish that I pay back to get more money.”
It would be recalled that last week, Osinbajo visited Ketu, Bariga and Oshodi markets for the same scheme. TraderMoni is a collateral-free loan payable in six months.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 Abuja residents are currently benefiting from the free medical care put in place by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration in collaboration with a market group, Nigeria Traders for President Muhammadu Buhari (NTPMB).
The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said the project is aimed at building a healthy population while sensitizing the people on government policies.
Bello stated this when he received the NTPMB members on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.
The Minister said the FCT administration would grant the organization access to markets for the purpose of the sensitization.
He directed relevant Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) to work with the group towards the realization of the programme.