The Post Master General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Postal Services, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, has told the Bangladesh envoy that lifting Nigerians completely out of poverty is very cardinal to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adewusi said as a huge Black nation, Nigeria’s place in the global scheme of things requires that the people must be helped to overcome poverty in all its ramifications.
He said this explains the many courageous reforms being embarked upon by the Nigerian president.
The Post Master General while speaking during a courtesy call on him by the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Shameem Ahsan, in Abuja on Monday, said he was fascinated by Bangladesh’s approach to poverty alleviation stating that the country’s strong preference for patronage of local products is crucial to economic growth anywhere in the world.
“I can tell you specifically that this poverty alleviation issue is very dear to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. And this is an area we believe the countries would have a major common ground,” the PMG Said
Adewusi also said that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy under the leadership of Dr. Ali Pantami, is working hard to compliment the President’s vision of poverty alleviation through the promotion of digital economy.
He said NIPOST has a crucial role to play in that task.
Speaking earlier, the High Commissioner told the PMG that his country would be celebrating the first centenary of the birth of the Father of the Nation, Mujibur Rahman, in March this year.
He used the occasion to formally invite him for the event.
He also said his country would be honoured if a commemorative stamp could be designed as part of Nigeria’s support for the celebration.
Ahsan said his country, though small, is contributing hugely to world peace noting that the economy of Bangladesh is also growing at an encouraging proportion