President Muhammadu Buhari has said the poor and the vulnerable in Nigeria will continue to enjoy social safety nets as they remain the top priority for protection and lifting from the poverty cycle.
The president said this Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while speaking at the virtual official presentation of the Country Review Report of Nigeria to the 31st Africa Peer Review Forum of the African Union.
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He assured that social safety nets would be further sustained, while access to education and opportunities would be expanded.
Buhari said the government would also take advantage of Information, Communication and Technology to ensure inclusiveness, access and create more opportunities.
The president, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, congratulated the other three countries (Namibia, Niger and South Africa) that had been reviewed alongside Nigeria.
He commended the boldness and courage to present their countries for the comprehensive exercise.
“I call on other member states to join us and present themselves for review as well. There are so many lessons that we can all learn together. It is from learning these lessons and recommitting ourselves as a continent that we all can contribute to our collective efforts to achieve the objectives of the “Africa We Want.”