- Yemi Osinbajo says the idea of thrift-for-charity store, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria is a brilliant idea
- The vice president made the disclosure at the inauguration of Dash Me Store on Sunday, June 13, in Lagos state
- The store established to mobilize resources was founded by Nigeria's former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun
This is contained in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity and sent to Legit.ng on Monday, June 14.
The outfit was established by Dash Me Foundation founded by the immediate past Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
Osinbajo during the event in Lagos said the idea of the thrift-for-charity store is brilliant and the first of its kind in Nigeria.
He went on to note that it is a unique model which does not just give to the needy in the conventional way of merely handing out donations.
Osinbajo went on to note that one factor responsible for the impactful implementation of the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration over the years is the realization that you can’t reach Nigerians if you don’t have a plan for the grassroots.
This realization then influenced the structure designed for the SIP and is largely responsible for the successes of the programme (which is now regarded as one of the biggest social welfare schemes in the continent).
The store is established to mobilize resources for onward distribution to vulnerable people in the society via grassroot charities.
"This is why, as Minister, she prioritized the Social Investment Programmes, when for the first time, the country voted almost N500B of our annual budget to welfare programmes which are called the Social Investment Programmes, which involved engaging 500,000 young men and women, and also giving microcredit to about 2 million traders and also a home-grown school feeding programme for 9.5 million children daily in public schools across the country.
“I am therefore really not surprised that she has decided to use some of her enormous talent and influence to establish an organization that raises funds and provides resources for indigenous grassroot charities working with orphaned and vulnerable children, disadvantaged youth, and victims of domestic violence.”
Osinbajo inaugurates FRSC training school
Earlier, the vice president on Thursday, May 6, inaugurated the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Marshall Inspectorate Training School in Owa-Alero, Ika North East local government area of Delta state.
The Delta state commissioner for information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday, May 5.
The project which was built by the Delta state government has an administrative block, auditorium, lecture rooms, male and female hostels, residential apartments, cafeteria, clinic, driving range, and a football field.
Buhari to unveil 12-month job fellowship
President Muhammadu Buhari will soon launch Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP), a new job scheme that will be engaging 20,000 Nigerian graduates annually.
Osinbajo made this known on Wednesday, June 2, while formally announcing the fellowship.
The Buhari administration is collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), Dangote Group, Visa, BUA, Lafarge, Microsoft and others to initiate the project.