Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday said some of the developmental programmes embarked upon by the Federal Government were aimed at tackling violent extremism in the country.
Mohammed, who spoke at a public presentation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Prevent ing and Countering Violent Extremism, said the Federal Government was resolute in dismantling the structural conditions that make violent extremism thrive in the country.
In a statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi, the Federal Government identified such structural conditions that promote violent extremism to include unemployment, poverty, lack of education, corruption, and other social- economic factors.
According to him, the Federal Government, through the Anchors Borrowers programme, had created over 6. 3 million jobs for farmers through rice farming. “Equally significant, the Federal Government has served no fewer than 246.4 million meals to primary school pupils across 20 states under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) to encourage children enrolment in schools.
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