President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented over the high rate of poverty in the country.

President Buhari said when ever he drives around the country, he gets upset over the state of poor people in the country.

He said this on Monday, at the presidential villa in Abuja, when he hosted top Government officials at the breaking of fast.

This follows after he commended the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo for carrying out the social investment programmes successfully.

He also said programmes like TraderMoni, MarketMoni, School Feeding Programme and other SIPs have limited poverty and out-of-school pupils in Nigeria since the administration began.

He said; “When I drive around the country, what upsets me the most is the state of poor people in this country. You see young people, the almajiris with torn clothes and plastic bowls. They are looking basically for what to eat.”

“The question of education is a luxury. I think that the Nigerian elite are failing because I think we should have a programme that will at least guarantee some basic education for people no matter how poor they are.”