President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed his administration’s plan to lift 100million Nigerians out of poverty over the next 10 years, channel TV said in a tweet.
The President was speaking on Tuesday in a video message to a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, which announced the launch of the Alliance for the eradication of poverty (APE) initiative, aimed at supporting action to eradicate poverty.
He expressed his administration’s determination to do more, including investing heavily in education, especially for girls.
“Nigeria attaches great importance to the eradication of poverty. It is for this reason that in may 2019, during my inauguration for a second term, our government committed itself to launching a new program to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over a 10-year period.
“In Nigeria, as in many other countries, internal supply chains and trade corridors are under enormous strain. This brought to the fore the “health versus economy “debate, which attracted the attention of” global leaders and shaped the debate on how best to respond to the global pandemic by allowing citizens to earn a living,” he said.