FOR THE RECORDS: VP Osinbajo said earlier today @ Emir of Gwandu’s palace in Kebbi that “the President has promised that by the Grace of God, we will take 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.” The VP could’nt have said 10m Nigerians. Please ignore any misleading reports
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) September 12, 2019
The vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said 100 million Nigerians would be out of poverty in the next 10 years.
Concise News reports that Osinbajo made this promise on Thursday at Abdullahi Fodio palace in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar.
”President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 10 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
“We can believe very strongly we can achieve it with the collaboration with the state governors.
”We are here in Kebbi for several things and to promote National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and petty traders business, and to inspect the renovation of market in the state,” he said.
According to the Vice President, the National Micro and Medium Enterprises scheme is a scheme that is designed to develop the business of petty traders in the country, which can alleviate the level of poverty in the country.
”We give petty traders N10,000, when they pay back we increase it to N20,000.
“This is very good program which is designed to help hard-working citizens of this country; they should be able to have support from government no matter how little it is,” he said
He commended the traditional ruler, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, for collaborating with security agencies in fighting insecurity in the state.
He further thanked Governor Abubakar Bagudu for supporting trader groups across 21 local government areas of the State and for giving N200 million loan to National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
”I’m so pleased to hear what NURTW has been doing in Kebbi; every ward has two drivers to take pregnant women to hospital and wait for one hour in the hospital and take them back home.
“They are rendering service to humanity,” he said.
The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, commended the vice president for promoting petty traders across the country.
Bashar said Nigerians should come together, forget cultural and religious differences and embrace peace and development.
He further congratulated President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo for their tribunal victory.