We Will Lift 100M Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years – Osinbajo
We Will Lift 100M Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years – Osinbajo: The Vice President, Professor Osinbaja has reiterated government commitment to lifting 100M Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years’ time
Professor Osinbajo was speaking at the National Steering Committee on Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy, In Abuja, 9th of July 2021
In his speech, the vice president laid strategist and objective in achieving the goal of lifting 10M Nigerians out of poverty and unemployment
“In order not to make this merely, another of those high-sounding committees that eventually achieve nothing, we have to be very intentional about our objectives and how to achieve them.”
“I really want us to approach this as much as possible, commonsensically, so that we are able to resolve all the issues and focus on the real progress.
“I want us to look beyond all of what we are going to be doing, there is going to be a considerable amount of paper work, but a lot of common sense is what grows economies.
It’s what other countries have done, not really reinventing the wheel. So, I want us to focus on those commonsensical things, so that we can actually move forward.”
Professor Osinbaja, used the Bangladesh Economy strategies to buttress his points on how Nigeria could lift 10M persons out of poverty
“Bangladesh actually exports more garment than we export oil”
“Countries that have managed to get out of poverty have created a lot of jobs through industries, and they have developed intentional strategies.
“We must look at what others have done, the smart things that other people have done, and adopt.”
“We really have to think smartly about how we are funding agriculture,”-vp
“I think we really need to take a deep dive because governments have made several efforts at poverty alleviation but generally speaking, they have not yielded the sort of results they should yield, and I think it’s because there is a lot of focus on documentation and paperwork and very little commonsense approaches,” he continued