Senate President Saraki tasks PMB on Youth Empowerment

Senate President Bukola Saraki has commended President Buhari for including youth empowerment programmes in the 2018 Budget as lawmakers expressed satisfaction over with the estimate of N8.6 trillion tagged “Budget of Consolidation” presented by the President.

During the Presentation of the 2018 appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senate President Bukola Saraki urged the President to target the Budget proposal towards job creation in the country.

President Buhari finally made the presentation yesterday, after series of criticisms from some members of the House of Representatives last week.

Saraki also commended the President on his ability to initiate some Youth Empowerment programs, like N-power and Youwin in the country.
He said: “Deliberate steps must be taken to make the 2018 budget a job orientation one.
The implementation of the 2018 budget must anchor Made in Nigeria projects so that Government procurement is seen in this light and budget should provide enabling environment for private sector businesses,” he added.
He further promised that the; “8th National Assembly is standing firm on its objective of expanding the economic activities through economic reform bills that have been prioritized.”