Nigerian Minister, Dr. Betta Edu, Joins Delegation to 78th UNGA

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New YorkDr. Betta Edu, Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, is currently participating in the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This marks her first appearance at the UNGA since assuming office as a Federal Minister of Nigeria NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

Dr. Betta Edu’s role in this prestigious gathering extends to her expertise in addressing global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measures aimed at reducing poverty and providing essential data for informed policymaking. The MPI assesses poverty across various dimensions of people’s lives, including education, health, housing, and access to basic amenities. It plays a vital role in alleviating humanitarian suffering, especially among those still facing crises.

The 2023 UNGA has adopted the theme “Rebuilding trust and Reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.”

Dr. Edu is part of a delegation led by President Bola Tinubu, which includes several Governors: Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Uba Sani of Kaduna State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak of Kwara State, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. The delegation also comprises prominent officials such as the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Maitama Tuggar; Coordinating Minister of the Economy & Finance, Mr. Wale Edun; Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Mohammed Pate; Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru; Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr. Dele Alake; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite.

Additionally, the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and other senior government officials are part of the Nigerian delegation in New York.

The UNGA serves as a critical platform for nations worldwide to address pressing global issues, share insights, and forge collaborations. Dr. Betta Edu’s participation underscores Nigeria’s commitment to contributing constructively to the international discourse on issues of poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and humanitarian affairs.