A former Acting National Chairman of All Progressives Congress ( APC), Hilliard Eta is to Chair a Summit on Palliatives Development and Social Security in Abuja.
This was contained in a press statement issued to newsmen on the 23rd October,2023, by the Spokesman of Nigerian Citizens Welfare Project (NCWP), Emmanuel Orede.
According to the statement, the Summit will be held in NICON LUXURY HOTEL,Abuja on November 1st,2023 where a top Medical Practitioner in Canada, Dr. Dumebi Okafor who will give the Diaspora Perspective towards achieving a better Social Security system for Nigerians while Julius Eto, Chairman of Journalists Forum will handle the Media Perspective.
In the same vein, the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation,Dr. Betta Edu, will be a Key Note Speaker at the Summit while His Excellency, Barr. Nyesom Wike will be Special Guest of Honour.
The statement noted that the Director General of NCWP, Esanerovo Agbdo who is the Chief host of the Summit is poised to bring Nigeria eggheads from the academia, government, the private sector and Nigerians in the Diaspora to fashion out a workable private sector/ non governmental driven initiative to complement government efforts towards poverty alleviation and effective Social Security, especially considering the economic effects on transportation and prices of foodstuffs due the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government of Nigeria.
As according to him, Government cannot do it alone, stressing the need to bring innovations to the table to support government efforts.
“We really need to act fast to support citizens and combat hopelessness and crime in the society because a hungry man is an angry man and also the devil’s workshop”. He added.
While calling on the Government representatives, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Media, Non State Actors, Religious bodies,Youths, Students and other top Nigerians who are expected to attend the Summit to turnout on the scheduled date, he stated that a brief training will also be held for participants in order to better understand social security issues at stake and how to influence their various organizations/ institutions to complement government’s efforts.