Poverty Alleviation: Osinbajo Contradicts Buhari
- Says 10 Million Nigerians Will Be Lifted Out Of Poverty In 10 Years
The vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo says his political party, All Progressives Congress (APC) will lift 10 million Nigerians out of poverty in 2029.
NAN reports that Osinbajo made the disclosure at Birnin Kebby in Kebbi state when he visited the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Bashar
He said “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 10 millions Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years, we can believe very strongly that we can achieve it with the collaboration with the state governors.”
With the new revelation, Osinbajo contradicts his boss, Muhammadu Buhari who promised on Democracy Day that 100 million Nigerians could be lifted out of poverty in 10 years (2029).
Osinbajo said his mission in the state was to promote petty business as an instrument to poverty alleviation.
He explained that the national micro and medium enterprises scheme are designed to develop the petty business traders.
“We are here in Kebbi for several things and to promote national micro, small and medium enterprises and petty traders business, and to inspect the renovation of market in the state,” Osinbajo said.
“We give petty traders N10,000, when they pay back we increase it to N20,000. This is very good program which is designed to help hard working citizens of this country; they should be able to have support from government no matter how little it is.”
Osinbajo commended the traditional rulers in their roles in collaborating with security agencies in the fight against insecurity in the state.
The Vice-President thanked the governor of Kebbi, Abubakar Bagudu for his support for traders across the 21 local government areas.
He expressed appreciation to the governor for giving N200 million loan to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
”I’m so pleased to hear what NURTW has been doing in Kebbi; every ward has two drivers to take pregnant women to hospital and wait for one hour in the hospital and take them back home; they are rendering service to humanity,” he said.