Buhari moves forward with goal of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty, unveils new plans

Buhari moves forward with goal of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty, unveils new plans

- The federal government has increased N-Power volunteers to one million

- President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Thursday, December 10

- Buhari said he is committed to creating employment opportunities for the unemployed graduates

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In his efforts to get reduce the unemployment level among the youths in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the increase of N-Power beneficiaries by one million.

Legit.ng reports that the president also approved the expansion of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP).

This was disclosed on Thursday, December 10, via his verified Twitter handle @MBuhari, adding that the move was aimed at fulfilling his promise of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

President Buhari emphasised that five million pupils would be added into the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP).

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Buhari moves forward with goal of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty, unveils new plans
President Muhammdu Buhari says he is ready to lift 100 million Nigerians from poverty before he leaves office in 2023. Credit: @MBuhari
Source: Twitter

He tweeted:

“We remain committed to the plan to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty. To this end I have approved an increase in the 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.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian government announced the increase in the number of beneficiaries of National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), to accommodate more unemployed youth.

It was reported that the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made the disclosure on Monday, November 30, at a ministerial press conference in Abuja.

Farouq said President Buhari raised the number of the beneficiaries of the programme which included the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP), N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), to accommodate more beneficiaries.

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In another report, the federal government commenced payment of N30,000 to all N-Power beneficiaries as of today, Tuesday, April 14.

The news was broken in a statement issued by the spokesman to the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta.

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