Friday, October 30, 2020

Nigerians implore Governments to deliberately tackle poverty

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As the world yesterday marked international day for eradication of poverty, a call has gone to governments to work sincerely towards the Sustainable Development Goal of ending poverty in its entirety.

Stakeholders while expressing worry about the increase in level of poverty in Nigeria coupled with the outbreak of COVID 19 emphasized the need for all hands to be on deck to fight poverty through hardwork and commitment.

Orange FM’s Gbenga Oluwajana reports that the theme for this years celebration is Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all.

One of the greatest challenges confronting humanity at this time is extreme lack by most human beings, and with the outbreak of coronavirus, the poverty bar across the world has risen considerably

In Nigeria, 87 million people live in extreme poverty as the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening by the day.

Some residents of Akure, the Ondo state capital believe that poverty can be eradicated if concerted efforts are made to transform all sectors of the economy.

An entrepreneur, Mrs Loveth Egbo noted that there must be a re-orientation of every individual to eradicate poverty and create more job opportunities.

A social commentator, Wale Adedara emphasized the need for the National Orientation Agency to do more in its advocacy towards ending poverty in Nigeria.

As for the Senior special Assistant to the Governor on Agric and Agri-business, Mr Akin Olotu, the state govt has empowered farmers with inputs to boost food sufficiency.

Others said the contributions and experience of people living in poverty must be valued, respected and reflected in our efforts to build an equitable and sustainable world in which there is social and environmental justice for all.