Vice President says past policies did not include disempowered Nigerians

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said some of the past policies and planning, including budgeting of the government, did not reflect the needs and the conditions of the majority of the people in Nigeria who have become disempowered in the process.

At a meeting with members of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Startegic Studies at the State House, Abuja, the Vice President said the important thing now was how policies could address the need of the people.

He observed that some past planning, policy formulation and budgets were not accountable to the people, stressing that in the past there have been policies that do not seem to have solutions that truly reflect the understanding of the question of poverty in Nigeria.

While expressing concern about the extreme poverty in Nigeria, Osinbajo restated that records had shown that Nigeria had 110 million poor people and urged members of the alumni association to discuss how policy formulation ought to have root in the conditions of the people.

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