Push for Africa, a Pan-African non-governmental organization has inaugurated a multi-million naira poverty alleviation programme tagged ‘Do One Thing Campaign’ in Bauchi.
The programme, which targeted low-income earners in Bauchi will bring onboard relevant stakeholders in the drive to see the back of poverty in the state and improve the living condition of the citizens of the state.
Mrs Doris Egberamen, the founder and Country Director of the Organisation said this in a press conference organized on Thursday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, secretariate Bauchi.
Mrs. Egberamen said they were in the state to kick off the campaign, adding that by next week they will reach out to the community in 20 Local Governments of the State to ensure that they go beyond cities and also have access to the vulnerable populace.
She added that the federal government poverty alleviation programmes can only yield a positive impact if other non-governmental organisations embarked on such campaigns to support the government’s initiatives.
“We are here to advocate on politicians and other stakeholders to be very serious on the issue of poverty alleviation initiatives. You can understand that the level of poverty among the people these days has a worrisome upsurge.”
“We will work collectively with our Coordinators across all the Local Governments of the State to embark on the massive campaigns to reach out to people in their communities.
“We will soon organize an Election Debate where all the aspirants from all political parties will be involved and we will therein discuss with them their plans and promises they have with respect to reducing the hike of poverty in communities.
She called on people of the state to join the campaign, as according to her, only then their programmes will be successful and can create a lasting impact.
PUSH AFRICA is a Pan-African non-governmental organization with the aim to reduce poverty and unemployment in Nigeria and in neighbouring West African states by promoting entrepreneurship, skill acquisition and agricultural development programmes amongst women and youth.