- Sets Aside N500bn Intervention Fund for the Poorest Nigerians
- Says poverty not the cause of radicalisation
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
In response to the growing state of insecurity across the country, occasioned by poverty especially in the Boko Haram terrorist-ravaged North-East, the Federal government has set aside N500 billion intervention fund for the poorest section of Nigeria.
This is coming as the government also vowed to do everything within its powers to rescue the Chibok girls very soon.
The Vice President, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja during ‘a Roundtable on Vulnerable People in Insurgency and other Conflicts in Nigeria’, organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser in honour of the Chibok girls and other victims of internal conflicts.
Osinbanjo said that poverty has been identified as one of the overaching issues in the country, which must be tackled through various intervention programmes.
He said that the current budget, is tailored in such a way to reflect the need on poverty alleviation in the country.
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