Nigeria has highest number of poor people In the world - Governor El-rufai reveals

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has declared that Nigeria has the highest number of poor people in the world.

El-Rufai made the comment at the launch of a Social Protection Agency in Kaduna on Tuesday, February 23, adding that the agency was set-up to ensure that all social protection programmes are delivered in an integrated, inclusive and sustainable manner in the state.

He further said the social register must be used for programmes designed to assist the poor.

Daily Trust quoted him as saying:

“Nigeria is going through trying times. We have the largest number of poor people than any country in the world.

Yet, whenever a programme is designed to help the poor and vulnerable, we resort to a slot mentality in which important people are allocated slots instead of targeting those poor and vulnerable that deserve it.

“This is unfortunate. We must move away from slot mentality and use our social register to offer targeted support to those that truly need it.”

Recall that Nigeria formally exited recession as the country's economy grew by 0.11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 according to a recent report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

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