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Education, Strongest tool to fight poverty as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Receives UNICAL VC, ALUMNI



By Sunday Onye, senior correspondent

University of Calabar ALUMNI and some Management Staff led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Florence Banku Obi on Friday paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu to Congratulate her upon assumption of office and also declared the institution willingness to assist in eradicating poverty in Nigeria.

The Vice Chancellor who was accompanied by top management staff of the University, the Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, Bursar, Mr Joseph Odum and the Alumni Relation Officer, Mr Donklaimz Enahme assured the Minister of the Institution willingness to assist in fighting Poverty using the classroom and every other means available to them.

She felicitated with the Honourable Minister on her assumption of office by describing her as the face of the new generational leaders and technocrats to be produced by the University.

According to her, the University is glad to be associated with all her achievements starting from her early days as Vice President of the Student Union Government in University of calabar to her role as Special Adviser to the Governor, DG and Commissioner For Health and most recently APC National Women Leader.

The Honourable Minister, Dr Betta Edu in her remarks disclosed that over the years, University of Calabar have been a major hub in producing leaders with excellent records across the country and she remain most grateful for the institution and its stride.

According to her the ministry is working on Full detailing of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Action Plan as regards to the Humaintarian affairs and poverty alleviation Ministry which includes eradicating poverty.

“Resources will be mobilized across board to enable a robust Humanitarian and poverty alleviation intervention. We will be reaching out to development partners, the private sectors, institutions and well meaning Nigerians. We are also going to verify and review of the Social Register to ensure that truly it’s the poorest of the poor that are on the list, this will commence soon; she stated.

She appreciated the Vice Chancellor and her management team for coming to celebrate with her, while assuring the institution that she will not fail in her latest national assignment.

Highlights of the visit was the presentation of gifts by the Vice Chancellor and University Relation Officer, Mr Donklaimz Enahme alongside other management staff.