By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja
The Federal Authorities has acknowledged its dedication to take 100 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty within the subsequent ten years.
President Muhammadu Buhari introduced this plan at a latest outing.
Reassuring Nigerians, the Senior Particular Assistant (SSA) on Social Funding Programmes, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, acknowledged that the President had laid the muse for making this attainable within the final 4 years of his administration .
“The primary 4 years of the President Buhari administration has been a tedious venture of organising a basis for the journey forward.
“That journey on our half is to see that we empower the much less privileged, the poorest Nigerians, the unemployed, and
giving them the chance to lift themselves out of their predicaments and empowering them for self-development and
“The President is committed to this venture, and thus has set a mandate of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty inside the subsequent 10 years.
“It could sound too bold to some or maybe even outlandish, however with the renewed focus and dedication I’ve seen from the President, this can be a feat that may be achieved and we should be sure that we roll up our sleeves to do exactly that,” Ismaeel acknowledged.
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On how the government intends to realize the duty, Ismaeel mentioned: “We’ve set targets for ourselves. We’re going to up the numbers by reaching extra communities, reaching extra people who’re inside our purview.
“Every of the clusters of the Social Funding Programmes has a goal of the number of beneficiaries it should attain inside a interval of time given the supply of assets. We’re going to ensure that we don’t falter, decelerate, loosen up or surrender. We’re decided.
“Also we are going to ensure that we improve on our monitoring activities – this would ensure that we take stock of where we are and what we are doing at every point in time. If we see that we are not measuring up to targets then we know that we need to scale up,” he added.
Ismaeel additional defined: “I’ve a cause to imagine that poverty shouldn’t be a everlasting function or an affliction that should stay with us. The aim set out by the President on lifting a 100 million people out of extreme poverty is a activity I’m personally committed and devoted to.”
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