COVID-19 Economic recovery plan: Dissecting states’ initiatives
When the federal and state governments introduced drastic measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which included the lockdown of economic activities except for essential services, it was obvious to discerning minds that hard times were around the corner. President Muhammadu Buhari took note of this during his nationwide broadcast on March…
We need five-day market operation, TraderMoni to reduce hardship
Some relief came for Lagos traders this week when the state government extended the hours of operations of food and non-food markets in the state by three hours.
FG’s COVID-19 palliatives: Why Nigerians are not feeling the impact
There is a widespread belief among Nigerians that the country is not bereft of good policies to make life better for the citizenry. What they see as the missing link is the lack political will and unalloyed sincerity to give life to such policies.
COVID-19: Deconstructing the president’s speech
On Sunday, March 29, 2020, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces addressed the nation on preparations and policy actions...
School feeding scheme during lockdown is senseless, fraudulent, Nigerians knock FG
Following the announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari that “although schools are closed, I have instructed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
FG targets more Nigerians in new social investment
The Federal Government has said it intends to double the number of beneficiaries of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) scheme, particularly through the TraderMoni and the MarketMoni.
TraderMoni, MarketMoni beneficiaries doing well – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says feedback from the field and testimonies indicate that the TraderMoni and MarketMoni beneficiaries are doing very well and are paying back their loans.
Kwara understudies TraderMoni to fight poverty
The Kwara State Government has said it is understudying Federal Government TraderMoni programme to give soft loans to traders and reduce mass poverty in the state.
Town hall for TraderMoni beneficiaries begins in Kano
The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) under the Office of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday began a series of TraderMoni...
BoI recognised for financial inclusion programmes
The Federal Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), which is executed through the Bank of Industry has been recognised as the most impactful financial inclusion programme in Africa. The Bank of Industry was given the award at the African Bankers’ Awards ceremony which held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea recently, for its role in implementing GEEP,…