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‘We Remain Committed To The Lifting Of 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty’ – Buhari




The Nigerian government has restated its commitment towards the lifting of over a hundred millions of citizens out of poverty.

The statement was made on Thursday, December 10 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari via his verified Twitter account, Naija News reports.

The President said he has approved an increase in the scope of Social Investment Programme under his administration, a development which will see to an increase in beneficiaries of the Npower programme, GEEP (the government’s largest microcredit scheme) and the Home school feeding programme across all states.

“We remain committed to the plan to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty. To this end I have approved an increase in scope of our Social Investment Programme: Doubling of @npower_ng beneficiaries to 1 million; 1 million new @geep_ng beneficiaries & 5 million new pupils for @NHGSFP,” Buhari noted.

See the tweet below;

Meanwhile, the United States has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of refusing to take action against widening terrorism and violations of religious freedom, Naija News reports.

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