PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration successfully reduced poverty and built a sustainable economy within the last eight years.
Buhari said he delivered on his promise to end poverty, particularly among women in Nigeria.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this at the launch of the Advisory Council, Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment Project and National Women’s Economic Empowerment Policy Dialogue.
Buhari said he recognises that women and girls are integral to development, noting that their well-being is a crucial indicator of how well any Nation is driving its developmental plans.
“This is what we promised to all Nigerians – including our women and girls when our party, the All Progressives Congress, was elected in 2015.
“I am proud to say that our government has delivered over the past eight years,” Buhari said.
The President also acknowledged the gap in harnessing the technical expertise of the country’s social and development partners to drive women’s and girls’ empowerment outcomes.
He also pointed out that coordination remained a crucial gap in the efforts to improve livelihoods and democratise opportunities for women and girls.
“It is expected that the High-Level Advisory Council on Nigeria’s Support for Women and Girls, which I am very proud to inaugurate today, therefore, comes as an answered prayer to bridge this identified gap,” he said.