Nigeria: Lawan Seeks Indian Support On Poverty Alleviation

20 October 2020

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appealed to India to support the Federal Government in its effort to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Lawan made the appeal on Monday when he hosted the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, who visited him in Abuja.

"We have this challenge. We believe India has done well in the area of poverty alleviation and we won't mind getting some of the tips on how we can enhance our approaches to poverty alleviation and make the efforts of government more efficient.

"If you have to take out 100 million people out of poverty, it means you have to have strategic and sustained institutions and efforts to address the needs of the people, and we are determined to do that," he said.

Lawan commended the Indian Government for training the Nigerian security agencies in the area of fighting insurgency and terrorism.

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