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UNGA: UN commits support to Nigeria Trust Fund

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has secured commitment from the United Nations for the Presidential Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund during the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. 

At a meeting with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, Edu advocated for the Trust Fund’s critical importance in addressing humanitarian crises and poverty alleviation in Nigeria, to which she got the full commitment of the United Nations.

Edu, at the meeting, called for collaboration between the UN and the government of Nigeria to provide durable solutions to humanitarian crises and emergencies in the country.

The Minister and Griffiths further discussed systematic and long-term responses to relieve Nigeria and her citizens affected by the impact of humanitarian crises

Also, Edu who later engaged in a briefing session with President Tinubu on High-Level SDG meeting, focused her briefing on the outcomes of the Sustainable Development Goal, SDG, high-level meeting that had transpired earlier in the day within the United Nations General Assembly Main Hall.

Central to her presentation was Nigeria’s commitment to achieving the SDGs by the year 2030.

During the meeting, the Minister presented her ministry’s pitch deck, an action plan, and a resource mobilization advocacy tool to President Tinubu, in preparation for his address to the UN General Assembly.

Additionally, Dr. Edu participated in an event organized by the Nigeria Governors Wives Forum, where she joined Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, in emphasizing the importance of diaspora support for the Renewed Hope Agenda. Their goal is to contribute to the nation’s economic recovery and uplift Nigerians out of poverty, while also accelerating national development.

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