FG SAYS LOTTERY FUND’S HEALTH, EDUCATION, SPORTS INTERVENTIONS TOUCHING LIVES
The Federal Government has noted with delight the National Lottery Trust Fund’s (NLTF) Health, Sports and Education intervention programmes, describing them as monumental.
Mrs Ibiene Roberts, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, who gave the commendation, said the programmes were impacting positively on the lives of Nigerians.
Roberts was on a familiarisation visit to the NLTF, on Monday in Abuja.
According to the permanent secretary, government is very impressive with the fund’s performance and interventions, which are touching the lives of many Nigerians.
‘’I am aware of your wonderful achievements
when I assumed duty in the ministry, truly, the National Lottery Trust Fund has touched the lives of Nigerians.
“The impact you are making, in terms of these good causes, is quite phenomenal because Nigerians are gaining a lot.
“We want you to continue with this laudable and encouraging services to Nigerians, and also to ensure all these projects are effectively monitored regularly,’’ Roberts said.
She expressed confidence over the NLTF’S ability to drive more interventions, particularly in the health and education sectors, noting that the two sectors were very critical and important for national development.
She appealed to all agencies and parastatals under the ministry, to ensure synergy in their operations for effective service delivery.
‘’Please keep up the good works you are doing ,we highly appreciate and commend you, and we want you to continue to do more for the betterment of Nigerians,’’ she said.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary, NLTF, thanked the permanent secretary for the recognition and commendation.
Maigari explained that the agency’s intervention was generally targeted at sectors that would bring succour to ordinary Nigerians.
“I am happy to inform you that as an interventionist agency, we have done a lot in the areas of health, education and sports.
“It is on record that on daily
basis, the agency is receiving commendations and appreciations from different people and communities all over Nigeria.
“I will like to appeal to the permanent secretary to see how the agency’s budget provision will be expanded to carter for more
Nigerians,’’ Maigari said.
According to the executive secretary, the intention of the agency is to intervene in every state of the federation and possibly, every local government area across the country.
“Our intention is to make sure our impact is felt across Nigeria, so that at the end, people would begin to realise the importance of lottery and gaming activities,’’ he added.