CACOVID announces plan to empower 4m youths, rebuild burnt police stations

CACOVID announces plan to empower 4m youths, rebuild burnt police stations

- The private sector coalition against COVID-19, CACOVID, has announced its new plans to mitigate the impact of the pandemic

- According to the coalition, four million youths will be empowered via a new employment scheme

- The group also said it will rebuild the police stations destroyed by the hoodlums who hijacked the recent #EndSARS protest

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The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has announced its plan to empower four million Nigerian youths thorough a N25 billion employment programme.

This was disclosed by the president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, November 25, Daily Trust reports.

Dangote also announced the plan by CACOVID to rebuild the police stations that were destroyed during the violence which trailed the #EndSARS protest.

CACOVID to empower four million unemployed youths, rebuild burnt police stations
CACOVID announces plan to empower 4m youths, rebuild burnt police stations. Photo credit: Justin Chin
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He explained that it is important to rebuild the police stations as the country can never get investors in an environment that is not conducive for business.

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The billionaire business mogul said the coalition will intervene in the security crisis with a sum of N100bn.

Also speaking at the press briefing, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, who is CACOVID's co-chairman said N43 billion has been spent on various interventions to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said there was support from over 200 well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations, amounting to N39.6 billion.

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Meanwhile, the Nigeran government has said it is doing everything possible to ensure that the country gets access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it is finally out.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made this disclosure on Monday, November 23, during a press briefing in Abuja.

Mustapha, who doubles as the secretary to the government of the federation, said the government is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to that effect.

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