Poverty Alleviation

The National Development Plan 2021-2025 (NDP) aims to lift 35 million people out of poverty by 2025. Nigeria will make substantial progress towards achieving this overarching goal through accelerated, sustained, and inclusive economic growth, effective and expanded social-protection initiatives, improved governance structures at both the Federal and State levels, and deep engagement between the private and public sectors.

Twenty-two years after the resumption of democracy, too many Nigerians continue to live in poverty. While the government has put in place policy measures and interventions to address the important issues of employment generation and poverty reduction, the unemployment rate is high especially for the youth population.