Our administration pulling 100 million citizens out of poverty – VP Osinbajo

Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigeria Vice-President has said the administration of Muhammadu Buhari will pull 100 million of his country citizens out of poverty, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting.  

A project the Vice President said will be completed in 10 years.  

The Vice President made the government plan known while speaking at Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital when he paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Muhammadu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu.

Osinbajo was in the state for national micro and medium enterprises scheme designed to improve the business of petty traders and help to tackle poverty and improve the standard of living in the country.

The programme is designed to give N10k loan to traders which they will pay back without interest and get another N20k, Osinbajo said.

The Vice President appreciated Mr. Abubakar Bagudu, the Kebbi state governor for supporting traders across the state with N200 million loan through the state branch of the state National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Bashar congratulated Buhari and Osinbajo for winning at the election petition tribunal and thanked them for supporting and empowering traders in the state.

An action the traditional ruler believes will boost the state economy and provide more jobs for women and youth.

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