August 24

UNICEF to Commit $270 Million to Support Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria

By Felix Onuah

The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, plans to commit $270 million to Nigeria’s humanitarian and poverty alleviation efforts and pledged to help set up an emergency operation centre, its executives said on Tuesday.

The government of President Bola Tinubu wants to lift 133 million citizens out of poverty, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu told UNICEF executives Christian Munduate and Eduardo Celades at a meeting in Abuja.

Photo courtesy of Zoriah.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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