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Buhari regime says plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty attainable by 2030

Mr Buhari had unveiled the government’s plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.

• September 18, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime says the planned lifting of 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is attainable if stakeholders play their expected roles effectively.

Kachollum Daju, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, said this when she addressed reporters on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Buhari had unveiled the government’s plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.

Ms Daju said the role of key players in the private sector, including development partners remained indispensable and that government would not rest on its oars until the goal was achieved.

She said that government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were working hard to actualise the mandate of lifting the 100 million people out of the circle of poverty.

The permanent secretary said that the ministry had inaugurated a data bank known as Labour Market Information System(LMIS) to guide those who have been employed and those wishing to secure employment.

Ms Daju also said the Ministry of Labour had created about 16 job centres across the country, saying that the goal was to establish a centre in all the 36 states of the country and the FCT.

She said there were plans to enhance the number of job centres in the nation to serve all 774 local government areas.

She added that the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) was actually brought to ensure that the informal sector was well taken care of, and that was a problem for the government.

“A large per cent of people are in the informal sector, such as artisans are not insure but with the National Health Insurance Act which was just passed, the insurance would cover the informal sector too,” she said.

Ms Daju added that the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has different schemes that cut across the board to ensure that unemployment is reduced through empowerment, and vocational skills, among others.

“Yes, I will say that the government policy to reduce poverty by 2030 is real, the plans to cut down youth unemployment is real,’’ she added.


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