Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Farouq
Mrs Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement, has disclosed that the Federal Authorities has spent over $5bn since 2016 to deal with poverty within the nation.
The minister stated this through the presentation of letters of engagement and digital tablets to 248 displays of the Nationwide Social Funding Programme NSIP programme in Adamawa state over the weekend.
The Minister who was represented on the occasion by the Nationwide Coordinator of NSIP, Dr Umar Bindir, stated President Buhari has since 2016 backed his pledge to tug out 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by committing $1bn by means of the Nationwide Social Funding Programme to scale back poverty and inequality.
She additionally described as factual the info referenced within the President’s Democracy Day handle, which stated 7.5million individuals had been pulled out of poverty.
“I’m comfortable to report back to you that yearly since 2016, when NSIP was flagged off, Mr President has authorized that $1bn be invested into that sector yearly (which aggregated is over $5bn).” she stated