Poverty-in-Nigeria-750x375

ASAP WEST AFRICA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK SOCIAL POLICIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY

Panelists at the virtual panel discussion organized by Academics Stand Against Poverty, (ASAP) West Africa on 13 June 2020 called on the government to reformulate social policies to combat the scourge of poverty in Nigeria. The theme of the panel discussion titled “Rethinking Social Policies in the fight against poverty: A Post-COVID Analysis focused on discussions aimed at proffering recommendations to the government towards addressing poverty and its attendant consequences post-COVID 19. Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Olalekan Fadeyi, the programs and policy director at the International Centre for Development Initiatives, London emphasized the need for government to provide social security safety nets in order to ameliorate the sufferings of the masses.Mr. Fadeyi identified corruption and the failure of the government to address the challenges posed by social diversities when formulating policies as obstacles in the fight against poverty. Continue reading “ASAP WEST AFRICA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK SOCIAL POLICIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY”