The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, says President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration is committed to lifting most Nigerians out of poverty.
According to NAN, Bagudu disclosed this at Wednesday’s Geospatial Ecosystem Round Table Meeting in Abuja.
He noted the current administration is focused on improving social welfare inclusion and security in the country as encapsulated under the Renewed Hope Agenda.
He affirmed the use of geospatial technology for planning and implementation.
The Minister reiterated that geospatial tech is essential and critical to the economic and social development of the country.
He said, “It is my pleasure to address all of you at this important roundtable discussion on operationalising the Nigeria Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data (GRID3) for development planning and policy decision-making.
“As you are all aware, the ministry plays a critical role in mainstreaming and coordinating the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for development into national projects and programs, with the hope of it being adopted at the sub-national level.
“Using geospatial technology for planning and implementation is essential for effectively delivering our national development aspirations.
“This is especially regarding equitable distribution of infrastructure, education, security and health services, considering population demography, including gender and other vulnerabilities.”