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We Are Planning For Nigeria’s Poor In 2016 Budget – VP Osinbajo


The Buhari administration is working out how to ensure that government’s planning and budgeting for 2016 caters for the vast majority of Nigerians especially the over 110 million extremely poor, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Mr. Osinbajo made the comment Friday in Abuja while meeting with a delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who paid him a courtesy call in his office, a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande said.

According to the Vice President, the Buhari administration enjoyed the electoral support of many poor Nigerians who invested their hope in the new government.

He added that the Buhari presidency would deliver on its promises including the social investment programmes such as the Conditional Cash Transfer and the School Feeding Plan.

The vice president, according to Mr. Akande, also received the Ambassador of South Korea, Noh Kyu-duk.

The duo discussed how Nigeria and South Korea could deepen their diplomatic relationships, especially in the area of economic cooperation.

The delegation from the Gates Foundation was led by Dr. Mairo Mandara, the Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Akande said.

Source: PremiumTimes


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