President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed government plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.
The President Buhari, on Tuesday made the plans known in a video message to a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly.
The meeting also featured the launch of the Alliance for Poverty Eradication (APE) an initiative aimed at supporting actions to eradicate poverty.
During the meeting, president Buhari, discussed how his administration is determine to do more in supporting and investing in education, especially of the girl-child.
Buhari in his statement said; “Nigeria attaches great importance to poverty eradication. It is for this reason that in May 2019, on my inauguration for 2nd term in office, our government committed itself to starting a new programme of lifting a 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within a 10-year period.
He further stated that, “In Nigeria, as in many other countries, the domestic supply chain and trading corridors have come under enormous strain. This has brought to fore, the health versus economic debate, a subject which has captured the attention of “global leaders and shaped the debate on how best to respond to the global pandemic, while allowing citizens to earn their livelihoods”.
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