The federal government of Nigeria has received an offer of cooperation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help it combat poverty and humanitarian crises in the country.
In this regard, it praised President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s previous efforts.
This was announced by UAE Ambassador to Nigeria Salem Saeed Al Shamsi and the Noor Dubai Foundation team that he was leading to Abuja’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
This information was provided to BANKPAWA in a statement by Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
The envoy said his country and Nigeria had a mutually beneficial relationship, adding, “Nigeria remains a strong ally of UAE and we would continue to partner with Nigeria in key areas like humanitarian aid, job creation, Nutrition, health care development, and poverty alleviation.”
Dr. Betta Edu, Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, responded by thanking the UAE government and people for their aid in a number of key areas in Nigeria.
The Minister singled out the Ambassador and his staff for special thanks for their various acts of support for Nigeria.
She talked on how the President’s 8-point strategy to alleviate poverty is a fantastic plan that is already being fully implemented.
Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO of the Noor Dubai Foundation, added that the organization has been involved in humanitarian efforts, such as the inauguration of an eye treatment program in Katsina State, with subsequent launches planned for Lagos and Abuja.
The minister was pleased to hear that the Dubai Foundation has jurisdiction over various fields closely related to its responsibilities.
The Special Assistant to the President for Community Engagement in the South-West, Hon. Moremi Ojodu, and the Special Assistant to the President for School Feeding, Hon. Yetunde, were among those present.