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Emmanuel Fikayo

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President Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society.

The president made his feelings known 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.

President Buhari said he was upset with the level of poverty in the land and 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.

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He, therefore, commended the vice president for successfully managing the school feeding and `trader money’ programmes.

“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 tore 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.

“So, I welcome the Vice-President initiate of the School feeding programme.
If you check in your localities the enrolment into schools improved because a lot of children can get at least one good meal a day.
This is the position of this country.

“But, culturally some of us are quite merciless, we don’t care about what happen to others we just keep on moving forward.
“This `market mo

Source:-naija news.com

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