Says his govt. remains committed to lifting 100M Nigerians out of poverty
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has lifted no fewer than 10.5 million Nigerians out of poverty in the past two years.
He stated this during a nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s democracy day.
He said the target remains to lift no fewer than 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. He said his administration remains committed to the economic programmes that will see to the reduction of poverty. He also added that his government will soon unveil an acceleration programme to drive the government’s economic plans.
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“In the last two years we lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty – farmers, small-scale traders, artisans, market women and the like.
“I am very convinced that this 100 million target can be met and this informed the development of a National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy. The specific details of this accelerated strategy will be unveiled shortly,” the President said.