Poverty Alleviation: Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Lift 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty by 2030.

Nigeria has sixty percent of its entire population living in abject poverty. This has raised a lot of concerns for nationals and foreigners alike.

President Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to better the lives of Nigerians living in poverty has on September 9, 2020 inaugurated the National Steering Committee to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.

Buhari inaugurates committee to lift 100 million Nigerians from poverty

 Buhari inaugurated the National Steering Committee to oversee Nigeria’s Agenda 2050.

The committee is to be chaired by Mr Atedo Peterside and the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

Part of the task before the group is to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.

“The main objectives of these Successor Plans are to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years, particularly given the World Bank’s projection that Nigeria will become the world’s third most populous country by 2050 with over 400 million people.” President Buhari said.

On the mandate of the members, President Buhari said it would oversee governance structure comprising the Central Working Group and 26 Technical Working Groups for the important national assignment.

“It is my expectation that the Steering Committee will oversee the execution of key deliverables, including recommending measures to ensure the continuous implementation of the Plans even after the expiration of the tenure of successive Administrations – including legislation, if required.

“Such legislation may introduce much-needed rigour and discipline to the nation’s development planning as well as institutionalise planned outcomes for the future. I trust that our partners in the National Assembly will support us in exploring these reforms.” He said.

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