Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday challenged African Leaders on the need to urgently address the problems of poverty and inequality in their countries. He spoke at a side event hosted by the President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama on Africa and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ongoing African Union meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
Leading the Nigerian delegation to the continent-wide meeting, Osinbajo told the breakfast event attended by a number of presidents and several heads of delegations to the AU meeting that the whole idea of the SDGs is about addressing inequality and poverty. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President said something has to be done urgently concerning the problems.
In this regard, he cited the example of the N500 billion social investment programme of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency.