Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday that 30,000 persons would benefit from the Federal Government small-scale loan in Zamfara state.
Osinbajo said this while inaugurating some projects at Talata Mafara, Zamfara.
He said that the Federal Government was committed to tackling unemployment among Nigerians, especially youths.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had already engaged 2,363 graduates from the state under the Npower programme.
He attributed the security challenges confronting the country to the severe unemployment situation in the country.
According to him, 8,446 persons have been employed under the National School Feeding Programme involving 1,223 schools.
Earlier in his remarks, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari commended the Federal Government for introducing various loan schemes on agriculture.
Yari said that the facilities would promote farming activities this year.
He then appealed to the Federal Government to establish a rice mill in the state considering its potentiality in agriculture.
This move, he said, would enhance farmers’ productivity.