FG proposing bill to tackle poverty – Presidency

The presidency has said that the federal government will soon propose a bill that would address the issues related to poverty alleviation in the country.

The Special Adviser to the president on social investment programme Maryam Uwais , stated this during an oversight visit by the Joint National Assembly Committee on poverty alleviation.

She told the panel jointly chaired by Senator Lawal Gumau and Muhammad Wudil that the bill would dwell on how to sustain the achievements made so far.

Mrs. Uwais said the federal government is working on the bill in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. She added that through the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) the federal government is providing financial support to businesses at the bottom of the financial pyramid.

 On the school feeding programme, the special adviser said that the programme is currently feeding over 9.5 million pupils in 30 states and has empowered 101,000 cooks.


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