Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
Osinbajo stated this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar at the Abdullahi Fodio Palace in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital.
His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 10 million Nigerian out of poverty in the next 10 years. We believe very strongly that we can achieve it in 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’ businesses, and to inspect the renovation of the market in the state.”
According to Osinbajo, the National Micro and Medium Enterprises scheme was designed to develop the businesses 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 a very good programme which is designed to help hard-working citizens of this country. They should be able to have support from the government no matter how little it is,” he added.