President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the APC government will take a hundred million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity within the subsequent 10 years.
Buhari disclosed this in his opening speech on the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day birthday party on Wednesday in Abuja.
The President said that his management could ensure speedy and effective growth within the financial system to move Nigeria far from poverty.
“Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is predicted to grow by 2.7 in step with cent this year.
“Our external reserve has risen to 45 billion dollars enough to finance over nine months of current equal commitments.
“This administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country and delivering our people from shackles of poverty.
“First we will take steps in integrating the rural economy to national economic grade by extending access to input to rural farmers as well as credit to rural micro businesses and opening up many critical feeder roads.
“Secondly, all small scale enterprises in towns and cities would share facilities currently available so that we can continue to encourage and support domestic production of basic goods to improve our lives,’’ he said.
The president added that in the next four years his administration would remain positive to improve the lives of people by consolidating on efforts to address many issues.