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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

90 Million Nigerians Living In Extreme Poverty - Minister




Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria's Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed that over 90m Nigerians live in extreme poverty. 

The Minister who disclosed the Buhari-led administration's decision to lift 90 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty during a budget defense session before the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs, stated that the ministry will address the underlying causes, drivers and consequences of humanitarian crises and underdevelopment. 

The Ministry's budget for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons are as follows: N474,306,285 for personnel, N165 million for resettlement of IDPs in the North East and Bakkasi returnees in the 2020 budget proposal.

Others include: N15 million for 1,000 IDPs enrolment into NHIS; N105 million for renovation/rent of 21,000,000 per state; N60 million Back to school fees; N105 million for drilling of borehole; N184 million for securing land for relocation and reintegration of IDPs in FCT, Nasarawa States and N110 million for 2,200 families as return assistance to North East, among others.



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