The Federal Government and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum have commenced a Human Capital Development plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.
The Governors’ Forum who announced this in a statement by its Head of Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo in Abuja said the plan was jointly embarked on by the forum and the Office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
He noted that the process commenced in Kaduna State and culminated in Ekiti State.
According to Bello-Barkindo, the overall vision of the programme is concentrated in three thematic areas of education, public health and nutrition and the workforce.
He noted that the Core Working Group of the plan led by Yosola Akinbi of the Vice President’s Offic commenced its sensitisation tour in Kaduna State. He said that Akinbi at the state met with Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the states programme Focal Person, Sagir Ahmed.
On his part, the Forum’s Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi who pledged total commitment to the vision of the programme said several plans initiated during his previous administration were jettisoned by his predecessor, adding that they were now gradually being returned to the governance tray.