AFRICA ECONOMY

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT PROMISE TO TAKE 5 MILLION OUT OF POVERTY

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government’s introduced National Social Investment Programme has in three years, lifted no fewer than five million Nigerians out of extreme poverty.

In his words,”We note at this point that the issue of youth unemployment has assumed a global significance, and (is) on the front burner of development discourse.

“The present administration from the onset, made the investment in our people, one of the key goals of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, which is the national development blueprint from the period of 2017 to 2020.

“One of the key components of the NSIP is the N-Power programme and its subcomponents has led to the creation of job opportunities in different sectors of the economy for young persons.

“For example, in the past three years, the programme has yielded over 2 million direct and indirect employment opportunities and has lifted over 5 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty, “In addition to this achievement, some sectors of the economy with high propensity for massive job creation and employment generation were specifically targeted by the government for various forms of support.”

He also promised not to stop on that and commit to job production as well as Poverty eradication in the country through the schemes and direct jobs.

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