FG Won’t Scrap YouWin Programme—Adeosun

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has assured that the YouWin programme of the Federal Government will not be stopped as being feared in some quarters.

Mrs Adeosun made this known during a Facebook Live session on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, which lasted 23 minutes and had over 130,000 participants.

Responding to a Facebook question during the session about the YouWiN! Entrepreneurship programme, Mrs Adeosun explained that the Buhari administration has no plans to scrap it.

According to her, the Federal Government has reviewed the scheme and repositioned it as YouWiN!Connect, which focuses on continuous enterprise education and skills building.

As part of the restructuring, the Minister noted that YouWiN!Connect now publishes weekly editorials in four national newspapers.

She added that the principles of YouWiN!Connect would be incorporated into university curricula across Nigeria.

On the Federal Government’s Whistleblowing Policy, the Minister said it was introduced not only to recover stolen funds but to also serve as a deterrent against corrupt practices.

“Just last week, a whistleblower made claims of long-term fraud and funds misappropriation in YouWiN!,” she disclosed, adding that the government was now investigating those claims with a view to taking appropriate action.

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