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UAE, Foundation Partner Nigeria To Reduce Multi-Dimensional Poverty

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Dr. Betta Edu (centre), Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Al Shamsi (right) and the CEO, of Noor Dubai Foundation, Dr. Manal Taryam.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Noor Dubai Foundation have expressed  readiness to partner with the federal government in tackling humanitarian and poverty challenges in Nigeria. 

A press release by the  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, to the Minister, Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair on Friday said, the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Al Shamsi, made this known when he led a team from the embassy and Noor Dubai Foundation to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Abuja commending President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s efforts so far in that direction. 

The Envoy who described  the relationship between his country and Nigeria as symbiotic, said; “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.”

Also Speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of Noor Dubai Foundation, Dr. Manal Taryam, said the Foundation has been on humanitarian-related interventions including an eye treatment programmes which commenced with Katsina state while Lagos and Abuja will soon be launched.

She said the Dubai Foundation “has several areas, that directly link to the ministry’s mandate and will be happy to support”.

Responding, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, applauded the government and people of the United Arab Emirates for their timely interventions in critical sectors in Nigeria. 

The Minister specifically thanked the Ambassador and his team for taking steps to support Nigeria in many ways  noting that the President has a great plan to eradicate Poverty under his 8-point agenda and has begun full implementation as such it is important that they identify areas to collaborate for the good of Nigerians. 

Present at the meeting was the SSA to the President on Community Engagement South West, Hon. Moremi Ojodu and the SSA on School Feeding Hon. Yetunde, and others.

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