Categories: News

I am very upset with the level of poverty in Nigeria – says Buhari

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the level of poverty in Nigeria.

Speaking when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Heads of Security Agencies and Chief Executives of Federal Government Agencies and Institutions to a breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja last night, President Buhari said what upsets him when he drives around the country is the level of poverty he sees.

“When I drive around the country what upset me very much is the status of our poor people in this country. You see young people, the so-called Almajiris with tore dresses, with plastic bowl. They are looking basically for what to eat. The question of education (to them) is a luxury. I think Nigerian elite we are all failing because I think we should have a programme that will at least guarantee some basic education for our people no matter how poor they are.

“So, I welcome the Vice-President for initiating the School feeding programme. If you check in your localities the enrolment into schools improved because a lot of children can get at least one good meal a day. This is the position of this country. But, culturally some of us are quiet merciless, we don’t care about what happen to others we just keep on moving forward.

“This `market money’ I warned the Vice-President I don’t like him to be mobbed, especially the way I see hefty women coming and confronting him, he should be very careful. These are very good initiatives. Initially, I  was quite reluctant but I must admit that they are very good programmes and they endear this government to a lot of poor people because of these N5,000 or N10,000 being given to them as loans. They are fantastic programmes and I have to admit quite honestly that the Vice-President was ahead of me by insisting on them. But he knows me if he insists I will say `okay go and do what you like.’ He did it and I’m very pleased as he is being very successful,’’ he said.

Join Us on facebook for nonstop fun and updates

Read Also:[Photos] FG demolishes Abuja night club few weeks after arresting strippers at the club

South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for 2-years.

Similar Posts:

Recent Posts

Disco disconnects Ex-President Shagari’s home over N6m debt

Disco disconnects Ex-President Shagari’s home over N6m debt

The Kaduna Electric Distribution Company last Wednesday disconnected electricity supply to the home of late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the Second…

1 day ago
I’ve raped 50 women, robbed 100 houses – Ondo serial rapist

I’ve raped 50 women, robbed 100 houses – Ondo serial rapist

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, aka Operation Amotekun, has arrested a 46-year-old man, Shina Adaramola, for alleged theft in…

1 day ago
Highly paying skills you can learn in few months for free in Nigeria

Highly paying skills you can learn in few months for free in Nigeria

Whether you are a female or male, educated or uneducated, we've listed a handful of lucrative skills you can acquire…

2 days ago
Russian blogger, 35, welcomes a child with her stepson, 21, after leaving his dad

Russian blogger, 35, welcomes a child with her stepson, 21, after leaving his dad

A Russian lifestyle blogger ,Marina Balmasheva, who split from her husband and married her stepson has now given birth to…

7 days ago
Policemen watched as herdsmen attacked us – Oyo farmer

Policemen watched as herdsmen attacked us – Oyo farmer

One of the farmers attacked at Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday, Seun…

1 week ago
NIN: NIMC shuts head office in Abuja as deadline looms

NIN: NIMC shuts head office in Abuja as deadline looms

The National Identity Management Commission has closed its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number enrolment activities. The move…

2 weeks ago