Presidency says Buhari’s poverty alleviation programme best in Nigeria’s history

– President Buhari is doing all he can to make Nigerians happy, according to Lai Mohammed

– The minister of information and culture noted that no past government has lifted Nigerians out of from poverty like Buhari

– According to the minister, Buhari’s government has remained committed to providing avenues for youths to be gainfully employed

The presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s several initiatives were targeted at creating jobs for the youths and alleviating poverty among women and vulnerable groups.

It also noted that the president’s alleviation programmes remain the best in the history of the country.

PM News reports that the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in Kaduna at a meeting of the Northern Governors Forum with traditional rulers on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting hosted by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna was attended by a federal government delegation led by the chief of staff to the president, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

In a presentation to the meeting, the minister said the Buhari-led administration has remained committed to job creation for the teeming youths and also bringing citizens out of poverty.

The minister also listed Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) survival fund as part of the administration’s initiative at job sustainability.

He said that the fund is part of the N2.3 trillion economic sustainability plan to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable MSMEs across the country.

To recalls that governors from the northern region along with some top government officials held a meeting in Kaduna state on Tuesday, November 2.

The governors in attendance included those of Gombe, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger as well as the deputy governors of Katsina, Kogi state.

Meanwhile, Our correspondent had previously reported that governors of northern states called for the censorship of social media as they claimed it helps in the spread of fake news across the country.

It was reported that the governors said the effect of uncontrolled social media is devastating, adding that some people took advantage of the recent #EndSARS protests to push for Nigeria’s disintegration.

In other news, some Nigerians converged at the police headquarters in Abuja on Sunday, November 1, to demand an end to police brutality.

The group was reportedly seen chanting songs and calling on the relevant authorities to end police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria.

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