Buhari Has Fought Poverty More Than Other Administration, Says Presidential Aide

Folalumi Alaran in Abuja

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Youth and Students Affairs Hon. Nasir Adhama, has said since the history of the country, there hasn’t been any administration that has tackled poverty head long like the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adhama said this in Abuja on Thursday while delivering his remark at a town hall meeting to celebrate international Youth day led by the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC).

The event was themed: “Transformaing food systems: Youth innovation for human and Planetary Health.”

According to him, the President holds the agricultural sector very close to his heart and would continue to create numerous empowerment programmes to alleviate poverty and improve the participation of the young people in attaining his mandate of food security in Nigeria.

The President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Blessing Akinlosotu, on his part said Innovation was important and urged the youths to think deep and discover how they can come up with Innovative ideas that can improve the country’s standard and food security.

His words: ” Hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. Today, about 821 million – 1 in 9 people – are chronically undernourished, 1 in 3 people are malnourished and 1 in 8 adults suffer from obesity.

” We need to increase the pace of innovation to overcome the challenges of the 21st century. Accelerating and scaling up innovation in agriculture can trigger the transformation needed to respond to feeding a growing and increasingly urbanized population,” Akinlosotu said.

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