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Friday, 27 September 2019

54% Of Nigerians Live Below Poverty Line

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is resolved to tackle poverty in Nigeria.
 President Buhari said that to lift about 100 million Nigerians from poverty, the federal government has launched the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) .
The president said that all of this is based on his knowledge that up to 54% of Nigerians live below the poverty line.
Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 24, in New York during the United Nations General Assembly's 74th session said that he is aware of the fact that up to 54% of Nigerians live below the poverty line. 
President Buhari said this on the side-line of the international conference tagged SDG integration - bridging the policy planning: budgeting gap for the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
 The president said that this knowledge influenced the federal government's launch of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in a bid to lift about 100 million Nigerians from poverty in line with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He went on to say that one of the ways his administration is achieving this feat is through the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF) initiative which is feeding almost 10 million school pupils daily and empowering over 90, 000 local catering staff across the country. 

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