By Salisu Sani-Idris
An Abuja-Based NGO, Helpline Foundation for the Needy says it will evolve strategies to alleviate poverty occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities in the nation’s capital.
The Founder and President of the foundation, Dr Jumai Ahmadu, made this known at a news conference on Sunday in Abuja.
She said over the past 60 years, the dwindling nature of Nigeria’s economic growth was a mystery given the abundant human and natural resources in the country.
Ahmadu said that the foundation had concluded plans to organise a one-day
symposium on issues confronting the Nigerian economy and the system.
She said that the seminar would x-ray the potential and capacity development of Nigeria in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery process.
According to her, the theme of the symposium is “Human Capital Development: a Prerequisite for National Development in Nigeria’s Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery”.
Ahmadu said that the symposium, which would hold on Oct. 12 in Abuja, would centre its panel discussion on the topic, “Capacity Development: A Basic tool for Economic Recovery in Nigeria’s Post-COVID-19 Era”.
“We know how frequently the ‘national cake’ feature in our national discourse. We coined the phrase national cake from confectioners to reduce our national wealth to its practical purposes.
“Most people who have either written or formulated policies for Nigeria have placed emphasis on distribution or what we refer to as the sharing of the national cake with less emphasis on how the cake is baked.”
She said that the symposium would feature unveiling of some major books, which include: “Break the box of economics principles for the making of a Master-Achiever’, and ‘101 + 10 Success Capsules’ authored by Enejoh James a youth with innovations and ideas.
Ahmadu expressed optimism that the books would among others, benefit readers to learn, understand and explore basic principles to meet up the demands of becoming successful in mostly developing countries.
He, therefore, enjoined citizens to join the conversation with a view to discussing issues bordering around sustainable economic development in the country. (NAN)