Nigerian Govt Spending Billions To Fight Poverty – Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige


of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has stated that the government is investing billions in social protection to fight poverty in Nigeria.

He made the comment at the 2022 World Day Against Child Labour on Thursday in Abuja.

Chris Ngige described the billions spent on social programmes as triple vaccination against poverty.

Ngige said the government was taking care of citizens despite the country’s dwindling revenue.

Noting that poverty was fueling child labour, he expressed optimism that good policies would reverse the trend.

are endangered. That is why the government, the ILO and other have been working assiduously”, NAN quoted him saying.

He said the parties were trying to end child labour in line with SDG 8.7, and that young workers are protected and work in safe conditions.

Ngige explained that the National Children Programme (NCSFP) targets an increase in children’s school enrollment.

He said the policy ensures children are fed with nutritious food, while farmers, traders and cooks make money.

The also informed that poverty is being tackled through the conditional cash transfer programme, Trader Moni and N-power.

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