FG Has Spent $5bn Fighting Poverty In The Last 5 Years- Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Farouq

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Mrs Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has disclosed that Federal Government has spent over $5bn since 2016 tackle poverty in country.

minister said this during presentation of letters of engagement and electronic tablets 248 monitors of the National Social Investment Programme NSIP programme in over the weekend.

The Minister was represented at the event by the National Coordinator of NSIP, Dr Umar Bindir, said has since 2016 backed pledge pull out 100 Nigerians out of poverty by committing $1bn the National Social Investment Programme reduce poverty and inequality.

She also described as factual the data referenced in the ’s Democracy Day address, which said 7.5 people had been pulled out of poverty.

“I am happy to report to you that every year since 2016, when NSIP was flagged , Mr has approved that $1bn be invested into that sector every year (which aggregated is over $5bn).” she said.