Many Nigerians might accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of performing poorly in handling the incessant security problems across Nigeria, but no one will argue that he is the best President Nigerians have elected in providing for the welfare of Nigerians by instituting different welfare schemes.
Schemes such as N-POWER that has provided employment opportunities for more than 500,000 Nigerians with different educational qualifications. These schemes have reduced the rate of poverty in society and put smiles on the faces of Nigerian youths who are the beneficiary of 90% of the program. Apart from the employment opportunity, this program established by the Buhari administration has provided, it has also trained a lot of youths on different skills acquisition that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
In a demonstration of how much it cares for Nigerians that are living with disabilities, the Buhari administration has recruited 40,000 persons with disabilities (PWD) into the new Batch C 2021 N-Power Empowerment Scheme that just commenced recently. This was made known to the public on Thursday, September 2, 2021, by the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Mr. James Lalu, who further said the inclusion of these 40,000 PWDs at once into any government scheme is historic.
This move is truly unprecedented in Nigeria’s history, and it means there is now a genuine commitment for inclusiveness in favor of such very vulnerable citizens, which therefore enhances their chances in economic activities that will improve their living conditions. Apart from the N-POWER Scheme, there are other schemes that Nigerians have benefited from. MSME grants and loans given to entrepreneurs by NIRSAL bank have been very effective at cushioning the effect of COVID-19 impact on businesses across Nigeria. Due to Covid-19, many businesses failed or ran at loss, instead of total failure, the Buhari administration has successfully granted a lot of businesses loans to either start-up or boost their existing businesses.