Jamie Christoff, the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, announced that his nation has set aside $18 million for humanitarian help to Nigeria.
This occurred when the Canadian government announced that it was prepared to assist President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda by aiding in the response to poverty and humanitarian needs in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Canadian High Commissioner during a team visit to Dr Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, in Abuja.
According to Ambassador Christoff, as part of its aid to the nation for several initiatives, the Canadian government has agreed to contribute $152 million. A tiny percentage has been set aside for humanitarian relief, nevertheless.
According to him, a portion of the general funds will be spent in Nigeria with a particular emphasis on vulnerable young girls and women.
The Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund's creation was applauded by the ambassador, who said it is a positive step toward improved cooperation with the government. He mentioned that the Canadian government would find it interesting.
“I am here with my team to register our support for the mandate of the President in his efforts to alleviate poverty and reduce humanitarian crises in Nigeria through your ministry,” he said.
In response, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, promised the High Commissioner a cooperative partnership while praising him for taking time out of his hectic schedule to meet her and for his nice remarks regarding President Tinubu's plan.
According to the SDG target, Edu told the High Commissioner of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's resolve to address multifaceted poverty and humanitarian issues in Nigeria to a major degree by 2030.
She informed the visiting envoy that the Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund would be utilized to address emergency humanitarian responses and poverty alleviation challenges in Nigeria and that its usage would be transparent.