The United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) has committed to support Nigeria’s endeavours in humanitarian aid and poverty reduction with $270 million.
UNICEF said it will additionally set up an emergency operation centre to manage crises effectively.
UNICEF executives Christian Munduate and Eduardo Celades disclosed this when they met with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu in Abuja.
The UNICEF executive said the humanitarian emergency operation centre is aimed at proactively monitoring, mitigating, and preventing crises. It further said capacity building for the ministry’s staff is on the agenda, fostering a more effective approach to tackling these challenges.
On her part, Edu said the federal government is committed to lifting over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
“The federal government of President Bola Tinubu is committed to lifting 133 million poor Nigerians out of poverty in a phased approach,” she said.
“Especially the 71 million extremely poor Nigerians who live under one dollar ninety-five cents a day.
“Time is of essence and we need to run at the speed of light to roll out social programmes that will bring relief to the poor,” she stated.