By AbuSatar Hamed
GWANDU: President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his government shall take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
According to a release signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & www.startrendinternational.com by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the President stated this through his Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo during his visit to the palace of the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar in Kebbi State on Thursday September 12, 2019.
His words, “By the grace of God, we are going to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years and I believe very strongly that we are going to achieve it, but we can only achieve it with the able support of the State Governments.
“I want to thank you very much for hosting us today, we are here for several things; the MSMEs, look at the new markets that have been rebuilt after the fire and for some of the schemes that have taken place. One of the very important schemes is what is called the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, which has the TraderMoni and MarketMoni. TraderMoni is the scheme where we give petty traders, N10,000, and when they pay back, N15,000, then N20,000 and it goes on and on to N100,000.”
The President’s desire for this programme, Osinbajo noted, was for every hard-working citizen of Nigeria should be able to have some support from government, no matter how little their inventory.
“Today, at the market, I passed a woman who was selling vegetables and I asked her how much her whole inventory was, the whole thing was N500. It is for such people, such petty traders that the TraderMoni N10,000 is meant so that they can buy more,” he posited.