The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, has reportedly disclosed that the Federal Government has spent over $5bn since 2016 to fight poverty in the country.
Farouq added that, president Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his promises to save 100 million Nigerians from poverty, by committing $1bn through the National Social Investment Programme to reduce poverty and inequality.
She reportedly stated that the data referenced in the President’s Democracy Day address, revealed that 7.5million people had been pulled out of poverty.
She disclosed this in Yola, on Saturday during the presentation of letters of engagement and electronic tablets to 248 monitors of the NSIP programme in Adamawa.
According to her, “I am happy to report to you that every year since 2016, when NSIP was flagged off, Mr President has approved that $1bn be invested into that sector every year (which aggregated is over $5bn).”