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“Nigeria has highest number of poor people globally”- El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El Rufai has mentioned that Nigeria has the very best variety of poor folks globally.

El Rufai made the assertions in the course of the launching of the State Social Safety Coverage.

He mentioned it was lamentable that applications designed to assist the poor in society are often allotted to essential folks as an alternative of giving it to those that really deserve and wish it.

El Rufai mentioned such unlucky actions and mentality has contributed to the various issues Nigeria faces.

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“Nigeria goes by way of severe attempting occasions and it’s not information that we have now the biggest variety of poor folks than any nation on the planet.

“But, each time a programme is designed to assist the poor and susceptible, we resort to a slot mentality by allocating this funds to essential folks as an alternative of giving it to the poor and susceptible who deserve it.

“That is unlucky. We should transfer away from slot mentality and use our social register to supply focused help to people who really want it.

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“I enchantment to all my colleagues, the political elites to please drop this slot mentality and use the social register, in order that programmes concentrating on the susceptible truly go to the poor and susceptible.

“Once we consider the poor and susceptible, we should all keep in mind that the welfare of every one among us is sure up within the welfare of all of us,” he mentioned.

“Nigeria has highest variety of poor folks globally”- El-Rufai

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