President Muhammadu Buhari says reducing extreme economic condition and hunger is one among the cardinal objectives of his administration.
The president expressed this during a keynote speech at the Nigeria high-level aspect event on ‘SDG Integration – Bridging the Policy designing – Budgeting Gap for the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals.’
In a statement by the President’s Special advisor on Media and promotional material, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari reiterated Nigeria’s developmental priorities.
The aspect event was remained the margins of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) on Tuesday in New York.
Buhari said: “It is for this reason that in in the month of May 2019, we committed ourselves to lifting approximately 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within a 10-year period.
“This could be a national development priority and in line with the aspirations of the SDGs.
“We have since established an formidable National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) targeting the poor and vulnerable members of the Nigerian population.”
According to President Buhari, through NSIP the administration is confronting and addressing the basis causes of financial condition altogether its manifestations.
“For example, the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF) component is feeding almost 10 million school pupils daily and empowering over 90, 000 local catering staff across the country,’’ he said.
Buhari conjointly spoke on the necessity to beat unintended designing for the SDGs.
He explained that it absolutely was the government’s real want for scientific designing and implementation of the SDGs that made Nigeria begin the method of domestication and customisation of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model in 2017.