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Millions of Nigerians extremely poor, says Osinbajo

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria has million of extremely poor people as COVID-19 pandemic worsened employment and poverty, urging Nigerians to come together to sort out these grave life threatening problems. The Vice President made this known while making his closing remarks at the 2-Day Joint Executive Legislature Retreat in Abuja on Tuesday, he said the dogmatic emphasis on procedural niceties is a luxury Government cannot afford.

According to him, “Our nation has millions of extremely poor people, the pandemic has worsened employment and poverty. “We have huge deficits in infrastructure, many children are out of school. If that is our context we will be callous and irresponsible if we don’t come together and work together. “We must work together to sort out these grave life threatening problems our people have to confront everyday. The dogmatic emphasis on procedural niceties is a luxury we cannot afford”, he said.


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