Plans to boost Nigeria efforts at humanitarian and poverty alleviation is underway with the United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) earmarking the sum of 270 million dollars fund to the course. This also includes plans to establish an emergency operation center to aptly address accident patients.

The move was discussed at a conference in Abuja where the country’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu met with UNICEF executives, Christian Munduate and Eduardo Celades.

This is in line with the President Bola Tinubu administration’s dedication to lifting about 133 million persons out of poverty.

The Minister mentioned that the initial focus is to help about 71 million citizens living below 1.95 dollars a day out of poverty. Although no specific time was given to the project, he went on to say that “Time is of the essence. We need to act swiftly to roll out social programs that can alleviate the hardships faced by the impoverished.”

Part of the initiative from UNICEF include the humanitarian emergency operation focused on proactively supervising, reducing, and preventing accidents. As part of the initiative also, the staff of the ministry will be empowered, creating a more effective way of addressing challenges.

Nigeria, being one of the biggest on the  continent, has been plagued with challenges ranging from huge debts to unemployment and, security issues.

According World Bank, Nigeria has not grown to the level the world has expected due to the high poverty rate, commercial centers vulnerabilities and, negative effects of the Western world’s currency fluctuation.

Olatoyosi Esuola loves art, poetry, and spoken words. He is a big fan of jazz music and movies, which is why he see everyone as actors here on earth getting their takes. He has been writing poetry and articles for over a decade and has published a book of poems.

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