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(From This Day (Nigeria) - AAGM)
As efforts are being made to eradicate poverty in the country, professionals and religious groups are adding their voices on ways to tackle the problem. Paul Ohia writes on one such parley in Lagos
Much has been said and written about poverty alleviation in Nigeria but when members of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) gathered recently in Lagos to brain storm on the same topic, observers anticipated something unique. AMORC has for years regaled itself as the university of life and for this reason, curiosity heralded the discourse. The topic of the seminar was: "Succeeding in Poverty Alleviation Initiatives".
In his key note address, the Regional Administrator of the order Dr. Kenneth Idiodi said that effort at eradicating poverty in Nigeria dates back to the colonial era and intensified after independence with projects such as Green Revolution, Operation Feed the Nation, The Lagos State's Housing Scheme and more.
On the panacea to the cankerworm of poverty, Idiodi said that the acquisition of information in the form of education that positively alters a person's consciousness and expands his world view, is the right step towards poverty eradication.
His words: "An individual, following his inner urges may find himself drawn …