bill to establish National Poverty Alleviation Management Commission on Tuesday passed second reading at the Senate.
This was a sequel to the presentation of the lead debate on the bill by the sponsor, Sen. Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina) during the plenary.
The bill is entitled “A Bill for an act to establish National Poverty Alleviation Management Commission”.
Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, Barkiya said that it was first read on Jan.19.
He said that the bill when passed would have a tremendous impact on the reduction of the poverty level in Nigeria.
“The passage of the bill will effectively and efficiently regulate all forms of funds provided to alleviate poverty in the land, especially to remedy the suffering of our citizens,” he said.
The lawmaker said that the bill would effectively reduce youth restiveness emanating from poverty and unemployment by making available funds available for productive use in a transparent manner to achieve the core objective.