Nigeria Paying N5,000 To Poorest Families – VP Osinbajo.
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Buhari-led present administration is paying not less than N5,000 monthly to over 300,000 of the poorest families across the country. See details below.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the payment was being done without discrimination along party lines.
When Osinbajo Made The Statement
Speaking on Thursday in Umuahia at the launch of Abia State Tele-Health Support Centre, Osinbajo said the federal government was giving loans to over 300,000 traders and artisans, feeding 125,624 pupils in 742 schools “and we have 1,569 cooks in total; for microcredit loans under our GEEP scheme, we have given loans to 7,585 small businesses.”
He said the government had so far invested about N2.4 billion of the Social Investment Programmes’ funds in Abia State “and specifically in healthcare, we have the Saving One Million Lives Initiative, which has made available $1.5 million to each state government – including Abia State – to improve the quality of basic healthcare available especially to our women and children.”
The vice president said the federal government’s plan for the nation was a universal health coverage for all Nigerians.
“Health insurance is the most effective way of ensuring access to healthcare when needed and at the same time funding our healthcare system, and ensuring that healthcare personnel are well rewarded,” he said.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to the welfare of all Nigerians, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, regardless of their ethnic or political affiliations.