Nigerians kick as Finance Minister says FG will pull 10 immilion people out of poverty in 2020

Finance Bill 2020 to check inflation – Minister
Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

Many Nigerians are not finding inspiring a declaration by the Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, that the Buhari government will take 10 million folks out of poverty this year.
in an interview with ‘NTA’ on Monday, Ahmed said President Muhammad Buhari was keen on achieving this.
Nigerians reacting to the claim are, however, worried that the government had not been able to do so since five years ago it got to office.

Ahmed said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that we must pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and that is our major focus. Based on the president’s directives, we want to move fast to make the kind of change the president wanted in the country.

“In 2020, we want to move very fast because we realized that going at the steady rate we are doing is not going to make the kind of change that the president has directed must happen.

“So, we have to make sure that we are creating more jobs and reducing unemployment, and pulling as many Nigerians as possible out of poverty. And that is the reason why when we did the finance bill, you will find that the bill was largely targeted at making businesses easy for the small and very small businesses. This is because we believe that is where the economy needs to really grow and stabilize from.”
Comments on the claim, as seen online, are not favorable to it at all.

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