By Bolaji Ogundele,
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria will continue to be core beneficiaries of his administration’s social safety net, which is focused on protection and lifting from the poverty cycle.
President Buhari gave this assurance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during a virtual official presentation of the Country Review Report of Nigeria to the 31st Africa Peer Review Forum of the African Union.
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President assured that social safety nets will be further sustained, while access to education and opportunities will be expanded.
President Buhari said the government will also take advantage of Information, Communication and Technology to ensure inclusiveness, access and create more opportunities.
“Expanding transport and other infrastructural development, business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialization; Access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity, social cohesion and security; and, building a system that fights corruption and improve governance.
“Nigeria remains resolutely committed to achieving these set goals despite the challenges that the report highlighted, including the COVID 19 pandemic.
“The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria remains committed to providing social safety nets for the poor and most vulnerable in our society, while also taking advantage of the huge opportunities offered by the information and technology sector,’’ he said. (THE NATION)