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The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will continue to focus on the common man and taking Nigerians out of poverty through social investment programmes.
Osinbajo gave the assurance during a townhall meeting on Tuesday in Bariga/Somolu LCDA in Lagos State to felicitate with Lagosians on the Sallah celebrations.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, said Osinbajo emphasised on unity among all Nigerians.
Osinbajo addressed a gathering comprising All Progressives Congress(APC) chieftains in the state, youth groups, state government officials and the LCDA Chairmen of Somolu and Bariga.
The vice president said that the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP) was geared towards improving the welfare of ordinary Nigerians.

“The President’s focus has always been on the common man.
“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.
“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 said that the Buhari administration had been able to embark on the completion of more infrastructure projects and achieve more with less funds because of honesty and the seriousness of the administration to improve the country’s fortunes.
“In the past four years of the previous administration, over 393 billion dollars was earned in oil proceeds alone. In the past three years, we have earned 94 billion dollars, look at the difference.
“The reasons are very straightforward. The price of oil was about half of what it used to be, but with the same 94 billion dollars, we have been able to do far more.
“When we got into office, 24 states had not paid salaries for over six months and we ensured that these salaries were paid.
“President Buhari said then, `Look, I have been a salary earner all my life, I have never done any business; the only thing I ever done is government work, either as a soldier or in government.
“I cannot imagine how anybody can go to sleep as a governor without paying the salaries of his workers, so, we made sure that we paid salaries and we have done so many other things.
“In investments, look at the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, for almost 12 years with all that money, it was never done. Now we have set about and we are doing it, we will complete it,” Osinbajo said.
He also cited the Lagos-Kano railway project which he said would be completed.
The vice president said the Buhari administration would continue to support petty traders and small businesses to ensure that more Nigerians were taken out of poverty.



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 across the country.
Osinbajo said that the focus of the Buhari administration was, first of all, to ensure that people were taken out of poverty and provide support to anybody who was doing anything ranging from traders to artisans and mechanics.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. sandra adams

    August 23, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    FG is really trying for people at the grassroot to reduce the gap between the rich and d poor drastically

  2. Adenekan Samson

    August 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    As the world commemorates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on ‘Answering the call to end poverty’, we are reminded that there is still poverty in multiple dimensions everywhere. Eradicating poverty means expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. God bless PMB/PYO, God bless Nigeria.

  3. ogundele teju

    August 23, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    well said by the VP,this government has provide this country with a nice job opportunity and has ensure that series of youth has been given job opportunity,GOD bless PMB/PYO

  4. political kung fu

    August 24, 2018 at 11:43 am

    We have a strong believe in your administration Mr vice president and we are not carried away with the neggative vibes from the haters…..Buhari/osinbajo till 20213

  5. Mansa Musa

    August 24, 2018 at 11:48 am

    This N-POWER of a thing is a way of getting people off the rat race and set them free from financial bondage. History will never forget this administration for the job well done

  6. political kung fu

    August 24, 2018 at 11:50 am

    We have a strong believe in your administration Mr vice president and we are not carried away with the neggative vibes from the haters…..Buhari/osinbajo till 2023

  7. AXIOMS MANAGER

    August 24, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Eradication of poverty is a progressive one, the buhari administration is working assiduosly to put an end to poverty by investing in the common man, this is the only way to go about. Slowly but surely

  8. Abiodun Osin

    August 24, 2018 at 11:58 am

    The good work of the current administration is glaring to all to see….All what you need from Nigerians including me is maximum support….And you already have it.

  9. Mansa Musa

    August 24, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    N-POWER is a program designed to eradicate poverty and set people from financial bondage. This will get people out of the rat race and they will be able to stand on their own. History will never forget this administration for the job well done

  10. Egghead

    August 24, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    The focus of this administration has been eradication of poverty..this has come true through different initiatives that will benefit the common man..God bless Nigeria

  11. aroyehun kayode

    August 24, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    The government of PMB PYO is a blessing to the common nigerians,we pray for them to be able to do more

  12. Egghead

    August 24, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    One of the major efforts of this government is to eradicate poverty from our land,,,they are doing this through different initiatives that will benefit the masses

  13. dchosen

    August 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    In which they are doing great in eradicating poverty for real which we pray that God will continue to support them on this

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