According to Hajia Sadiya Farouq, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has been supporting his goal to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by committing $1 billion through the National Social Investment Programme to combat poverty and inequality since 2016.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq stated that the federal had spent quite $5 billion to combat poverty within the country since 2016.
She also stated that the info mentioned within the President’s Democracy Day address, claiming that 7.5 million people had been lifted out of poverty, was accurate.
She said, “I am happy to report back to you that each year since 2016, when NSIP was flagged off, Mr President has approved that $1bn be invested into that sector per annum (which aggregated is over $5bn).”
Dr. Umar Bindir spoke on behalf of Hajia Sadiya Farouq on Saturday in Yola, during the distribution of letters of engagement and electronic tablets to 248 NSIP monitors in Adamawa.
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