Abuja: FG Spent $5bn On Poverty Alleviation In Five Years — Minister

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Hajia Sadiya Farouq
Hajia Sadiya Farouq

Hajia Safidiya Farouq has said that  The Federal Government has spent more than $5 billion in the country since 2016 to battle poverty. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

Since 2016, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the nation, has made do with his promise to support and actualize his promise that 100 million Nigerians will be moved out of poverty by committing $1 billion through the NSIP to eradicate poverty and inequality.

She also cited the facts in the President’s Democracy Day address is factual, when he said that 7.5 million people had been taken out of poverty.

During the presentation of letters of engagement and of electronic comprised tablets in 248 NSIP monitors in Adamawa on Saturday, Dr. Umar Bindir, national coordinator of the NSIP, who represented the Minister, stated this in Yola.

She stated, “I am pleased to say every year since the flagging off of the NSIP in 2016 that Mr. President approved a total sum of  $1 billion annually (which is over $5 billion) to be invested in the area.”

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