20 Million Nigerians To Defeat Poverty

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the Buhari administration’s vision to lift at least 20 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next two years is within reach.

How will 20 million Nigerians defeat poverty?

The Vice President spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during the virtual flag-off of the cash transfer scheme facilitated through a technology-based Rapid Response Register (RRR).

Through RRR, urban poor and vulnerable populations can be quickly and swiftly identified using geographic satellite technology and other related means.

The federal government said the purpose is to deliver cash to households affected by the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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Osinbajo said the RRR had encouraged the administration to achieve its aspiration of a social security programme for a minimum of 20 million Nigerians in the next two years.

He listed the only constraint as the funding which he assured will be looked into.

“This country deserves a social security scheme that will not merely alleviate poverty but also create wealth for the millions of those who are waiting for this opportunity”, Osinbajo added.

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