Nigeria Must Cater For Elderly Persons- UNGA President
President of the United Nations General Assembly, Professor Tijjani Mohammed-Bande, has again stressed the need for deliberate government policies that will boost human capital development as well as enhance the wellbeing of elderly persons.
Professor Mohammed-Bande stated this on Monday in Abuja, while briefing State House Correspondents after a session with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
While noting that the nation’s population is ageing, the UNGA President said in ten to thirty years’ time, 15 per cent of Africans will be 60. He, therefore, called for proper planning to guarantee the rights to all citizens regardless of their age and gender.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed that policies relating to quality education, healthcare, poverty eradication and zero hunger are vital.