By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja-Nigeria
Nigerian Youth Congress wishes to convey its appreciation to the President, Youth and Sports Minister, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs, over N75 Billion Nigerian Youth Investment Fund, NYIF, approval during this hard time. The body appreciates the noble gesture of the Federal government, for acknowledging the challenges that have greatly affected the youths in the country which has resulted in a high rise in crimes, political thuggery, banditry, social vices, cyber crimes involvement amidst the youth.
The Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) which will serve as a sort of Youth Bank that will fund and support the innovative ideas, skills, talents, and enterprise of the Nigerian Youth. A loan and credit pathway dedicated to assessing credit and soft loans targets youths between the ages of 18-35. The president of the body, Blessing Akinlosotu speaking with pressmen in Abuja immediately after the approval on Wednesday described this administration as a youth-friendly government that has placed value on its youth. Speaking further, he disclosed that it would go a long way in curbing all forms of crime engagement amongst youths.
The Nigerian Youth Congress leader admonished the youths to take full advantage of this noble gesture by the Federal Government to be on the lookout and as well get equipped with innovative ideas and achievable business proposals and plans as to make seize opportunities that are already on their doorsteps.
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