The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says it is expanding its social policy scope in Nigeria to include public finance for better result.
Mr Hamidou Poufon, the UNICEF Chief Social Policy Officer in Nigeria, disclosed this while speaking at a Workshop on Public Finance for Children in Abuja on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop is organized for staff of UNICEF Regional offices in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria among others.
Poufon said the organization was also decentralizing its operations for effective performance.
“In the past four years, UNICEF Nigeria Social Policy work has largely focused on bringing Federal and State government attention to the growing momentum on social protection.
“This is in line with globally recognized strategy for poverty reduction, equality and social inclusion.
“This occurs alongside similar efforts to bridge the evidence and knowledge gaps on child poverty and disparities. Read more