President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the plan for his administration to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over the next ten years.
The president spoke in a video message on Tuesday to a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, which included the launch of the Poverty Alleviation Alliance (APE), an initiative to support poverty eradication measures.
He expressed his administration's willingness to do more, including a huge investment in education, especially for girl children.
“Nigeria attaches great importance to the eradication of poverty. It is for this reason that our government committed to launch a new program to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty over a ten-year period, after I was inaugurated for the second term, in May 2019.
"In Nigeria, as in many other countries, the domestic supply chain and trade corridors have come under enormous strain. This has fueled the debate on health versus economic, a topic that has caught the attention of" global leaders and shaped the debate on how to best respond on the global pandemic, while allowing residents to earn a living, "he said.