President MuhammaduBuhari has reiterated the plan of his administration to pull about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and into a comfortable way of living within the next 10 years.
Mr. President made this plan public during a video call to a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
The launch of the Alliance for Poverty Eradication (APE) an initiative aimed at supporting actions to eradicate poverty was also launched at the meeting.
President Buhari expressed his administration's resolve to invest better 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 start a new program of lifting a 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within a 10-year period.
“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,” he said.