SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 13 – The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari promises to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
However, Today’s Echo does not understand how the president intends to do this, since his tenure ends in the next four years.
Osinbajo was speaking while explaining the Federal Government’s Tradermoni scheme at the palace of the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar in Kebbi State as part of his visit to kick off the MSME clinic in the state.
“The President’s desire for this programme is that every hard-working citizen of this country should be able to have some support from government, no matter how little their inventory.
Today, at the market, I passed a woman who was selling vegetables and I asked her how much her whole inventory was, the whole thing was N500. It is for such people, such petty traders that the Tradermoni N10,000 is meant so that they can buy more.
“The President has promised that by the grace of God, we are going to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years and I believe very strongly that we are going to achieve it, but we can only achieve it with the able support of the State Governments.”