While delivering his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari stated in the next ten years, as much as 100 million Nigerians will be lifted out of poverty.
The president also noted that if countries such as China, India and Indonesia have been able to lift millions of their citizens out of poverty, then Nigeria can do the same with purposeful leadership.
“These are all countries characterised by huge burdens of population. China and Indonesia succeeded under authoritarian regimes. India succeeded in a democratic setting. We can do it.
“With leadership and sense of purpose, we can lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years,” he said.