Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

At this time in Nigeria, the nation is looking to diversify, and generate resources asides that which is gotten from crude.

In furtherance of this course, the Federal Government has continued to encourage Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in Jos, Plateau state on this Thursday, May 4.

The vice president is in Plateau for the #MSMEClinic, which brings small businesses together with critical government agencies..

Below is a breakdown of the VP's activities in Jos, as put together by his special aide, Laolu Akande.

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In an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, May 3, approved $250 million soft loan for the development of the North-East region of Nigerian which has been ravaged by insurgency.

The council approved a soft loan of $150 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and $100 million from African Development Finance (ADF) for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI).

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Also a grant of five million Euro was approved to finance an Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Programme in five different states in the region.

NAIJ.com gathered that these approvals took place as President Muhammadu Buhari continues to rest following doctors advice on his health.

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

The approval, NAIJ.com also gathered, succeeded a memo presented to council by the minister of finance Kemi Adeosun.

Adeosun while presenting the memo said the money would help improve the life of 14 million people and over 2.3 million internally displaced persons in the region.

She also said the money will create access availability to basic social services like portable water supply, sanitation, healthcare delivery and education to these people.

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Also covered by the programme include, entrepreneurship development, job creation and livelihoods for youth, women and the vulnerable, social cohesion and physiological support.

Recall that the federal government had in the past launched a rebuilding and reconstruction programme for peace and development in the region.

The programme, the federal government said, will be implemented in damawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba states within a period of five years starting from 2017 to December 2021.

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

Vice President Osinbajo in Jos for MSME Clinic

The federal government is seeking innovative ways to change the orientation of Nigerians, as regards their national heritage.

Recently, the British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua won the IBF and WBA world titles.

Joshua won the titles on Saturday night, April 29, 2017 after beating his much heralded opponent Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.

Afer this feat, the FG decided to honour the great boxer of Nigerian origin, who said Pounded yam, Eba, and Egusi are the secrets of his success.

Below is a video in which NAIJ.com met with the family of the boxing legend - Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua.

Source: Naij.com

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