Jonathan says FG working toward financial inclusion of Nigerians

:President Goodluck Jonathan has said
financial inclusion is necessary if all
citizens will directly feel the impact of
growth in the economy.
The president was speaking to Princess Maxima
of Netherlands, United Nations Special Envoy for
Financial Inclusion in the state house, Abuja.
He said the financial inclusion strategy
midwifed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
would enable more Nigerians have access to
funds and help reduce poverty, especially in the
rural areas.
Mr Jonathan said his administration would
support the strategy and pool the relevant
departments of government to implement it for
the benefit of Nigerians.
The president said he recognized the importance
of small and medium enterprises as the major
vehicle to create employment in an increasingly
industrial world, and commended the CBN for
the new strategy to provide access to funds.
Earlier, Princess Maxima commended Mr
Jonathan for supporting the financial inclusion
strategy, and for the work of the Economic
Management Team and the effective
coordination of relevant ministries and
She said a very good communications network
was necessary for adequate support to reach
rural agriculture, and commended Mr Jonathan
for providing the impetus required for this to be

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