Ministers move to actualize FG’s goal of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty

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The Minister of Special Duties and-Intergovernmental Affairs, Dr George Akume, and different Ministers of related Ministries, yesterday, moved to actualize Federal Government’s promise of lifting out 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

This was contained in a communique issued after an inter-ministerial assembly held on the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and-Intergovernmental Affairs, on the coordination of presidency insurance policies and programmes on poverty discount and job creation, and made accessible to Vanguard.

According to the communique, the assembly was in furtherance to Mr President’s Democracy Day Speech of June 12, 2019, by which he mentioned, “With leadership and sense of purpose, we can lift 100 million Nigerians out o of poverty in 10 years.”

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In order to actualize this imaginative and prescient, Akume conveyed an inter-ministerial assembly of related Ministries to collaborate in lifting out 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

The assembly which was chaired by him, which had in attendance Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Nanono; Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu; Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo; Environment, Dr Mahood Abubakar; and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Others had been line administrators and consultants from the assorted ministries who had been to collaborate and harness the mandate on guaranteeing to see how 100 million Nigerians are lifted out of poverty in 10 years.

The communique reads partially, “Objectives embrace harnessing dams for irrigation for elevated agricultural manufacturing and energy era for empowerment and poverty alleviation.

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“Deployment of local weather change adaptation applied sciences for empowerment and poverty alleviation.

“Agricultural initiatives for empowerment and poverty alleviation;

“Harnessing of sundry opportunities for the establishment of cottage industries, cutting across agriculture and rural development, environment, power and water resources along economic corridors in the country.”

Meanwhile, resolutions reached the assembly embrace that collaboration is way wanted in fulfilling Mr President’s imaginative and prescient; recommended the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs for the initiative to create a framework of cooperation amongst the MDAs; all ministries have been lively in direction of reaching their mandate in addressing the imaginative and prescient however there may be want for coordination; {that a} technical committee is about as much as embrace professionals from the road ministries; the necessity for stakeholders engagements, particularly states and native governments; develop the discussion board to accommodate different related ministries, organised personal sector, and Civil Society Organisations; and create implementation technique and platform for measuring, monitoring and analysis of the Inter-Ministerial Forum.


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