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We’ll take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years – President Buhari declares

Amadin Ogbewe

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he would alleviate 100 million Nigerians from poverty in 10 years in his opening speech at the Democracy day celebration. 

The President said this on 12th of June, adding that he would accomplish this by pushing for the rapid and effective growth of the economy.

The president who had previously said that his second term in office would be difficult also stated that small scale businesses would be targeted. 

NAN reported that the President added that in the next four years his administration would remain positive, to improve the lives of people by consolidating on efforts to address many issues.

“Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7 per cent this year. Our external reserve has risen to 45 billion dollars enough to finance over nine months of current equal commitments. This administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country and delivering our people from shackles of poverty.

“First we will take steps in integrating the rural economy to national economic grade by extending access to input to rural farmers as well as credit to rural micro businesses and opening up many critical feeder roads.

“Secondly, all small scale enterprises in towns and cities would share facilities currently available so that we can continue to encourage and support domestic production of basic goods to improve our lives,’’ he said.

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