By Kingsley Okoye
The Social Welfare Service Bill, 2022, aimed at reducing extreme poverty in Nigeria has scaled first reading at the Senate.
The bill entitled “Social Welfare Service Bill, 2022 , was sponsored by Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu(APC- Abia) at Tuesday’s plenary.
The bill sought to establish a department domiciled in the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development towards reducing acute poverty in the country.
It also sought to establish a welfare service department in all the offices of the Ministry, across the 36 states of the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). (NAN)