President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed that the administration’s ambitious policy of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty did not come by accident.
He expressed that the policy is not “something we just bumped into,” but a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit and determination.
He made this known while speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), which was also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja.
President Buhari agreed with the council that the country required a poverty reduction strategy that will usher in a “rapid, sustained, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
President Buhari also requested the PEAC to present the report on national poverty reduction strategy to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) tomorrow as part of the consultation process.
He also agreed with the council that this ambitious programme of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty is a challenging one, but one that can be achieved.
President Buhari wondered what became of the nation in the past, “with all the resources available to it” that no such coordinated, holistic agenda on poverty reduction was contemplated.