By Sunday Ani
The Federal Government has noted with delight the positive effect of National Lottery Trust Fund’s (NLTF) intervention programmes in Sports, Health and Education, describing them as monumental.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mrs. Ibiene Roberts, who gave the commendation during a familiarization visit to the NLTF in Abuja, said the programmes were impacting positively on the lives of Nigerians.
She said the government was very impressed with the fund’s performance and interventions, as it was already 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 these laudable and encouraging services to Nigerians, and also to ensure that all these projects are effectively monitored regularly,” Roberts said.
She expressed confidence that the Fund would 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 the agencies and parastatals under the ministry, to ensure synergy in their operations for effective service delivery.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary, NLTF, Dr. Bello Maigari, expressed gratitude to the permanent secretary for the recognition and commendation, even as he noted that the agency’s intervention was generally targeted at sectors that would bring succour to ordinary Nigerians.