The Muhammadu Buhari administration has taken all necessary steps to distribute 2,000 vehicles in an effort to reduce poverty across the country.
The Daily Trust reports that the Minister of Special Duties, Dr. George Akume, made this statement on Monday, September 29, 2020. George Akume made the remarks at a meeting of all federal government ministries on poverty reduction in the country.
He said this was part of the government’s plan, under his ministry, to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. Other ministries to be involved in the distribution are the agriculture and rural development agencies and other federal government agencies.
Akume said the vehicles would be distributed under the auspices of NGOs in Nigeria.
“The alleviation of poverty in Nigeria has been and always remains a cardinal agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dr. Akume said the promise would therefore be fulfilled to cushion the hardship caused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increase in fuel prices.