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Osinbajo assures Nigeria’s commitment to tackle inequality

15 July 2015, 08:43 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Nigeria, under the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, is committed to ending prevalent social ills, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told an international conference.

“The administration is committed to set appropriate spending targets on social services to address poverty, hunger, inequality and unemployment particularly among the youths,” Osnibajo said at the third United Nations conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Vice President challenged other global leaders gathered at the conference at the Ethiopian capital from around the world to adopt strategies to eliminate social problems.

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“I challenge the global community to develop and implement unconventional social safety nets to address the scourge of poverty, hunger, disease and misery,” he said.

Osinbajo called on global leaders, experts and the international community to pay attention to the plight of the poor across the world arguing that the promotion of social inclusion is central to issues of development.

He pointed out that during the prevailing global financial crisis, nations and governments worked out a bail out countries at the centre of the crisis.

“If we can bail out the rich, why not bail out the poor who have neither voice nor representation?” 

- CAJ News


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