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Buhari gives self thumbs up, says ‘my administration has lifted 10.5million people out of poverty’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration has lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty.

Buhari said this in his Democracy Day broadcast on Saturday.

He listed farmers, small-scale traders, artisans, market women among the class of persons whose lives have improved under him.

The president also said his government is on track to fulfil its promise to lift 100 million persons out of poverty.

“I will be the first to admit that in spite of our efforts and achievements which are there for all to see, there is still much more to be done and we are doing our best in the face of scarce resources and galloping population growth rate that consistently outstrips our capacity to provide jobs for our populace. Our over-all economic target of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years is our goal notwithstanding COVID-19.”

“In the last two years we lifted 10.5 million people out of poverty – farmers, small-scale traders, artisans, market women and the like.

“I am very convinced that this100 million target can be met and this informed the development of a National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy. The specific details of this accelerated strategy will be unveiled shortly.”

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