The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is not ready to announce if he’ll run for re-election next year.
‘If the president and the vice president had to campaign for a reelection, they had a lot of success stories to tell, said Special Adviser to the president on National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Mrs. Maryam Uwais.
“The president and vice president are more committed to the electorate rather than elections and are concerned about the future rather than just next one year. So, this is entirely about the country itself and not just for political reasons. But, if you’re talking about what we can leverage on, there are a lot of successes in SIP. We’re engaging 73,000 cooks that are growing rural economy. They’re buying from local farmers.
“Therefore, this is growing the rural economy. They’re feeding some sevepoint something million children and we’ve reduced the number of out-of-school children in the last one or two years we’ve been implementing the school feeding programme and engaging 200,000 young unemployed graduates that are receiving N30,000 a month.