We’ll lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty – Buhari

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the resolve of his administration to realise its plan to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty, stating that it was conceived out of deliberate intents.

The President made the reaffirmation on Tuesday during a meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House in Abuja.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said the project “did not come by accident or ‘something we just bumped into’, but a deliberate one that will be pursued with remarkable grit and determination”.

Speaking at the meeting, which was attended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari agreed with the Council that the country required a poverty reduction strategy that will usher in a “rapid, sustained, sustainable and inclusive economic growth”.

In a short speech after the presentation of the report…

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