PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night lamented the high level of poverty pervading in the country at the moment, saying that the situation makes him uncomfortable.
The president expressed his displeasure on the nation’s poverty rate when he played host to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the 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.
He frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged in the society.
President Buhari who noted that too many people were running around unable to find something to eat, challenged the elite to do something very urgent to ameliorate the pathetic situation.
He stated that already Federal Government had introduced people friendly programmes like the School Feeding and `Trader Money’ to alleviate the hardship being experienced by the less-privileged individuals across the country.