President Mohammadu Buhari hinted that the failure of the elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less privileged in the society is regrettable.
Speaking during the breaking of fast at Aso Rock villa on Monday night, the president lamented the excruciating poverty in the country, saying the development has continually made him uncomfortable
He charged the privileged Nigerians to support his administration in ameliorating the situation and providing succour to the people.
Buhari pointed out that the Federal Government introduced the “school feeding project, TraderMoni and other people-friendly programmes” to better the lot of the downtrodden.
He, therefore, commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for “successfully managing the school feeding and TraderMoni programmes.”
His words: “When I drive around the country, what upsets me very much is the status of our poor people in this country – you see young people, the so-called Almajiris with torn clothes, with plastic bowl. They are looking basically for what to eat.
“The question of education (to them) is a luxury. I think the Nigerian elite are failing. We should have a programme that should at least guarantee some basic education for our people no matter how poor they are.”