*Okays poverty reduction policy
Worried by the worsening poverty level in the country, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday extensively debated the issue and approved a new policy to tackle the menace.
Briefing correspondents after the meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) to the president, said the council took note of the worrying situation.
According to him, the federal government is aware of the poverty level and is doing something about it.
He said it was in that line that FEC approved the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy policy.
Adesina said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to chair the Steering Committee of the new policy to provide overall guidance for implementation.
He said the council also approved the strategy’s incorporation into the medium-term national development plan 2021-2025 and agenda 2050 and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to prepare a bill for submission to National Assembly to make the implementation of the strategy sustainment