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Buhari focused on taking Nigerians out of poverty, says Osinbajo

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President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo.<br />Photo:Twitter/MBuhari

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is focused on the welfare of the common man and eradication of poverty.

Osinbajo, who spoke at a townhall meeting in Bariga area of Lagos said the government’s programmes were geared towards improving lifestyle of the average Nigerian.

“The President’s focus has always been on the common man,” Osinbajo said.

“So, when we came, we decided on a few things to tackle youth unemployment; first, the N-Power programme to engage as many young people who are graduates as possible.”

“We started with 200,000, and just this month, we have employed another 300,000,” the Vice President continued

“So, in our N-Power programme, we have 500,000 young graduates who are employed in the programme. Now every local government in Nigeria has N-Power graduate.”

Osinbajo assured Nigerians that the Buhari administration remains committed to supporting traders to artisans and mechanics.

He listed other interventions as Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), a micro-credit scheme for market women and TraderMoni for petty traders, of which at least 100,000 would benefit in Lagos and two million traders across the country.



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