Nigeria: FEC Approves New National Policy On Socio-Economic Safety Of Older Persons

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The Federal Executive Council has approved a new National Policy on Ageing as part of efforts to ensure socio-economic safety of older persons in the country.

The Federal Executive Council meeting, in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk, announced the FEC approval while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting.

According to her, the objective of the policy is to ensure that older persons in the society are guaranteed security, independence, participation, comprehensive care, self-fulfillment and dignity.

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