SDG Moment: Buhari reinstates commitment to poverty reduction

Buhari addressing SDG Moment virtually from aso villa

Buhari addresses the maiden edition of SDG Moment virtually.

President Mohammadu Buhari has reiterated that his administration will do all in its power to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty line.

The president said this in a virtual address to the world leaders at the maiden edition of SDG Moment on Friday.

Specifically, Nigeria poverty line means people who are living on less than $1 in a day. Moreover, Nigeria has the highest number of poor people in the World.

However, Mr Buhari stated that achieving Sustainable Development Goals are essential to reaching his administration’s poverty reduction target.

He added that Nigeria domesticated SDGs into its development policies. Also, the National Assembly created committees on SDGs in both chambers. Similarly, he assured other world leaders measures are in place to curtail illicit financial outflow from Nigeria.

In his address, Buhari congratulated the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the inauguration of SDG Moment.

Also, he congratulated the newly elected president of the UN General Assembly, Mr Volkan Bozkir of Turkey. Recalled, he succeeded a Nigerian, Prof. Tijani Muhammad Bande.

Besides Nigeria, other African countries represented at the inaugural session include; Angola, Botswana, Seychelles, South Africa and Morocco.

The Moment is an annual event of every session of the General Assembly between now and 2030.

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