Buhari explains plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained his administration’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the space of 10 years.
Buhari made the announcement while speaking in a video message to a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the Alliance for Poverty Eradication (APE) an initiative runing to eradicate poverty, began.
Buhari revealed that his government’s are ready to invest more in education, especially of the girl-child.
“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 said.
The president also spoke extensively on the health vs economy debate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.