Nigerian government inaugurates committee to help lift millions of people out of poverty
An Inter-Ministerial Technical Expert Committee to work out the modalities of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty has been inaugurated by the federal government.
The committee’s scope of work is to develop a framework of cooperation for all stakeholders’ special intervention under a public-private partnership.
Julie Osagie Jacobs, who is the spokesperson of the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, made the statement over the weekend.
Other things expected the group to do include, the preparation of a template for coordination of inter-governmental policies, projects and programmes.
It will harness sundry opportunities for collaboration and cooperation among all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at all levels of governance.
Speaking during the occasion, Festus Daudu, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, urged the members to do a thorough job.
“Your participation and contribution to the work of this committee will enable your name to be written in gold as your contribution to Mr. President’s promise to lift 100million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years,” he said.
Bassey Etim Ekang, is the coordinator of the committee, which comprises representatives of Ministries of Health; Environment; Labour and Employment; Power; Sports and Youth Development; Water Resources; Humanitarian Affairs; and Women Affairs.