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  • Updated: July 01, 2020

We Are Working To Lift 100 Million People Out Of Poverty - Buhari

As millions of Nigerians are predicted to face a towering hunger crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated plans by his administration to improve the lives of 100 million Nigerians by taking them out of the poverty status within 10 years.

This assurance was delivered during a meeting with members of the UN General Assembly and the Alliance for Poverty Eradication (APE)

At the meeting, the president also alluded to the "strain" and quandary the pandemic presented, spurring a "health versus economic debate." 

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Buhari 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.

“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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