According to the National Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (NPRGS), N400 billion has been authorized in 2022 for different poverty reduction programs.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa talked with State House media on Thursday during a meeting of the NPRGS National Steering Committee at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari established the NPRGS in 2021, to be led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Sule stated that the purpose of the meeting was to examine the budget’s execution. https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=2080796&u=3145581&m=127651
“This is a meeting of the Presidential Poverty and Growth Strategy Steering Committee.”
“At our fourth meeting, we were able to establish numerous working groups that will prepare the whole budget that was requested.”
“They were able to achieve that, and we were able to secure the president’s consent as well.”
“This meeting was actually just to go through the implementation of whatever has been authorized, both in the budget and by the president, so this meeting that we had was actually just to go through the implementation of whatever has been approved, both in the budget and by the president.”
He stated that the first highlight of the meeting was to congratulate the technical groups on their ability to put together their budget request.
The governor outlined some of the programs via which the Federal Government was putting the NPRGS into action.
“Based on what is available in the budget this year, which is approximately N400 billion, the Humanitarian Ministry will take N350 billion for the expansion of various programs such as Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), Conditional Cash Transfer, Farmer Money, Market Money, and the rest.”
“Another N50 billion will be set aside for various other programs, such as those under the Ministry of Agriculture for rural roads and solar energy.”
“Those are the many topics we covered,” he explained.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), President Muhammadu Buhari launched the committee tasked with pursuing the objective of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years on June 22, 2021.