PMB reiterates its commitment to remove 100 million Nigerians from poverty

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abuja, Nigeria March 29, 2020. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS- THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at The First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat brings hope to Nigerians as he echoed commitment to end poverty in Nigeria.


It gives me immense pleasure to invite all of you to the Ministerial Success Appraisal Retreat for First Year.

We are facing a time when society is trying to solve the economic and social crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic which, as we know, has disrupted life.

There is no question that the effects of the pandemic will affect our debates at this meeting, particularly when we will need to change our policy objectives and working methods for the future.

I also echoed this Administration’s commitment to set the framework for bringing 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years. These are our primary goals even today.

The goals we set for ourselves were around nine interrelated and intertwined sectors, which are: stabilizing the economy; achieving agriculture and food security; achieving energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products; developing transport and other infrastructure; accelerating industrialization with a special emphasis on SMEs; widening access to quality education, affordable health care; Nigerian productivity; increasing social participation through enhanced social investment; and developing a framework for fighting corruption, improving governance and reinforcing national security;

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