110 Million Nigerians Are Poor- Osinbajo

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said there are 110 million poor Nigerians.

He added that  some past polices and planning, including budgeting, did not reflect the needs and conditions of the people, who have become disempowered.

He spoke while receiving  the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), in Abuja.

Expressing concern about extreme poverty in the country, Osinbajo said two third of the population had become disempowered following the policy formulation in the past.

“When you look at the economic and social policies, and you look at the level of illiteracy, some are extremely bad and some with  cases of about 80 or 90 per cent of children out of school, and other cases of unimaginable decayed infrastructure,” he said.

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