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Foundation initiates strategy to alleviate poverty caused by COVID-19

By Salisu Sani-Idris

An Abuja-based NGO, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, said it would develop strategies to alleviate poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities in the national capital.

Founder and chairman of the foundation, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday.

She said that over the past 60 years, the diminishing nature of Nigeria‘s economic growth has been a mystery given the country’s abundant human and natural resources.

Ahmadu said the foundation has made plans to hold a one-day symposium on issues facing the Nigerian economy and system.

She said the seminar will radiograph Nigeria’s potential and capacity development in the process of post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

According to her, the theme of the symposium is “Human capital development: a prerequisite for national development in Nigeria’s post COVID-19 economic recovery”.

Ahmadu said the symposium, which would be held on October 12 in Abuja, would center its roundtable on the theme “Capacity development: a basic tool for economic recovery in Nigeria’s post-COVID-19 era.”

“We know how often the ‘national cake’ features in our national discourse. We coined the phrase national confectioners cake to reduce our national wealth to its practical ends.

“Most of the people who have written or formulated policies for Nigeria have focused on the distribution or what we call the sharing of the national cake with less emphasis on how the cake is baked.”

She said the symposium would include the unveiling of some major books including: “Breaking the Box of Economics for Making a Master Director” and “101 + 10 Success Capsules” written by Enejoh James, a youngster with innovations and ideas.

Ahmadu expressed optimism that books could, among other things, enable readers to learn, understand and explore the basic principles to meet the requirements for success in most developing countries.

He therefore urged citizens to join the conversation to discuss issues surrounding the country’s sustainable economic development.

Source: NAN

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