Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, October 14, 2016

Recession? Stimulus spending

Look it up in your econ text. When the economy needs a boost, government spending is the most direct way to stimulate the economy. (Even if you have to pay for it later.) [From the Daily Trust]

Govt Set to Employ 200,000 Graduate Teachers
The Federal Government says the implementation plan for effective commencement of its social investment programmes has reached an advanced stage.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo… said the selection of the first 200,000 unemployed graduates for teaching jobs was being completed…

"Definitely, before the end of this month, we expect that several states would have come on stream with their home-grown school feeding programme. The programme will energise agriculture in the different states because it is what you plant that you feed the children with.

"We'll be hiring caterers, cooks, etc in each state because it'll be federal government-funded from primary 1 to 3 and the state governments, hopefully, would be able to cater for the other classes…

Osinbajo added that the micro-credit scheme in which very low-cost loans would be given to more than one million artisans, traders, market women and others ranging from N60,000 to N100,000, would also kick off this month…

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