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ActionAid to fight poverty in 26 states with £60m

ActionAid Nigeria

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has said that it plans to raise £60 million to tackle poverty in 26 states and 222 communities where it currently works. 

The Interim Country Director of AAN, Funmilayo Oyefusi, said this yesterday in Abuja at the public presentation of its five-year Country Strategy “Social Justice to End Poverty 2018-2023” (SJEP).

According to her the social justice and end poverty campaign is aimed at ensuring even distribution of resources among the rich and down trodden in the country.

She said the injustice in the country had led to redistribution of resources among the rich.

“What we want to do is for every Nigerian to give us at least N2000 a month which translates to N24, 000 every year. That will help us to deepen our work at various states where we currently work. We are now in 26 states and over 222 communities but we want to be able to reach more communities and what we are saying is redistributing resources to ensure that we end poverty. “We feel that there is so much injustice in the country and that is what is leading to inadequate redistribution of resources within the country. This strategy is looking at how we ensure that the resources are distributed equally. For the period of six years we intend to raise £60 million pounds from donors, local fund raising, institutional donors, and from high value network individuals that can give us money,” Oyefusi said.

Also speaking the Regional Head of Action Aid International Ojobo Ode Atuluku said the expected outcome of the SJEP project include enhancing peoples power in democratic and inclusive governance, improved quality of life for girls and women, and improve participation of women in accountable humanitarian and resilience system among others.   

 

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