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WFP commits $2.5bn to fight hunger in Nigeria

WITH almost 133 million Nigerians afflicted by multidimensional poverty, the World Food Programme (WFP) has stated that it will spend $2.5 billion fighting hunger in the country over the next five years.

This was revealed by WFP Country Director David Stevesson, who led a team from the UN agency to see the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Betta Edu in her office.

According to Stevesson, 2.1 million Nigerians have already been identified as program beneficiaries, a figure that would be increased with the assistance of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Edu went on to appreciate the WFP Country Director for his visit and financial assistance.

She said the ‘zero hunger” is one of the projects her ministry has initiated as part of poverty and humanitarian response efforts.

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