Femi Adesina says ITF will take 7 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030
The Federal Government has revealed that there are plans to take at least 7 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
According to Nairametrics, the media aide to the President, Femi Adesina disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV
He said “I had a projection from the ITF saying by 2030, ITF alone will take 7 million people out of poverty.
“…and you have government agencies that have given their targets of what they would do within a certain point,” he said.
Adesina complained that the talking points of different government agencies on unemployment and poverty projections are never discussed by Nigeria but rather, “equivocation and problems over decades that we continue to focus on.”
“Let us look at the positive things for a change, it will help our psyche,” he said.
“It’s not one government that will do it (fix poverty), if the Buhari government says that it will take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, that government will not be available for the next ten years because it has about 2 years and 2 months to go, its a progression in Nigeria,” he added.
Recall that Nigeria today reported that the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that there are 23.18 million unemployed Nigerians as of the fourth quarter of 2020 which signifies a 33.3 per cent increase from 27.1 per cent recorded in Q2 2020.