“I am upset with the level of poverty in Nigeria” – President Buhari laments
President Buhari has expressed sadness at the level of poverty in Nigeria.
Speaking when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Heads of Security Agencies and Chief Executives of Federal Government Agencies and Institutions to a breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja last night, President Buhari said what upsets him when he drives around the country is the level of poverty he sees.
“When I drive around the country what upset me very much is the status of our poor people in this country. You see young people, the so-called Almajiris with torn dresses, with plastic bowl. They are looking basically for what to eat. The question of education (to them) is a luxury. I think Nigerian elite we are all failing because I think we should have a programme that will at least guarantee some basic education for our people no matter how poor they are”.