Federal Government has reiterated its commitment towards addressing the scourge of illiteracy in the country.

The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, said this during a news conference today in Abuja to mark the 2023 International Literacy Day.

The theme for the 2023 commemoration is tagged: “Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies”.

The minister said it was essential to effectively explore the patterns of transformation and adjustment that had characterised education globally as a result of its ever-increasing scope and paradigm.

Mamman added that eliminating illiteracy from Nigeria is a top priority of the Tinubu-led administration, adding that the ministry would work hard to achieve this.

In the same vein, National Programme Officer and Literacy, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja, Stephen Onyekwelu, said that UNESCO had supported Nigeria in developing the Ministerial Strategics Plan to address illiteracy.