We are committed to lifting Nigerians out of poverty – Minister

The federal government says its social intervention programme is aimed at enhancing financial capacity of vulnerable ones as well as reducing poverty among Nigerians.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umaru stated this in Osogbo at a day training for independent monitors in the state.

The minister who was represented by an aide, Mrs Kemisola Olasekomi said the trainees would be charged with the responsibility of monitoring the activities of beneficiaries of social intervention programmes in the state.

Hajia Umaru who noted that the monitoring teams were drawn from all the local government areas of the state, urged them to discharge their duties without sentiments and emotions.

She maintained that government was keen to promote sustainable economy and good governance to make life more bearable for the less privileged.

In a remark, Osun State Commissioner for Federal Matters, Mrs Idiat Babalola lauded the federal government for its initiative, saying the composition of the monitoring team would go a long way in the institutionalizing the social intervention programmes.

Mrs Babalola expressed optimism that the social intervention programme would reduce poverty in the state and open the state to economic advancement.

Some of the trainees promised to ensure effective monitoring of the programme in the state.

Wasiu Ajadosu

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