Mr Falana explained that this was important because most Nigerian women invest and trade legitimately and can help build the nation.
“We can see the effects of poverty on the faces of our people
“We have more people living in poverty than China and Egypt combined, a population of about 1.5 billion.”
Still, the cabinet minister insists the administration is responding to economic challenges inflicted by the global pandemic and the results are becoming visible.
Just 17 per cent of Nigerian workers hold the wage jobs best able to lift people out of poverty.
Mr Osinbajo, made this remark in Abuja on Friday at the inaugural meeting of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy Steering Committee held at the Presidential Villa.
Mechanisms for mutual accountability should be taken seriously to rebuild public confidence for citizens to trust the government.
“I’m sure what he meant to say was that he has lifted 10.5m Nigerians out of wealth into poverty, death and anguish.”
The president said such virtue had so far made it possible for the nation to survive as one geo-political entity in spite of a good number of testy challenges.