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FG has Spent $50bn in Pulling 100 million Nigerians out of Poverty since 2016- Minister Farouq

Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has confirmed that the Federal Government has spent more than $50bn on poverty alleviation since 2016.

Hajia Farouq maintained that since President Muhammadu Buhari took office, he has kept to his promise of pulling 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.She disclosed this during the presentation of letters of engagement and electronic tablets to 248 monitors of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Adamawa State over the weekend.

“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).”

“This is part of the measures the President has taken to fulfill his promise of bringing 100 million Nigerians out of poverty,” she said.

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