Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and it has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty in all countries.

Poverty is the state of being extremely poor and not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter. Indeed, there are so many people in the world especially in Nigeria, that cannot afford to eat at least twice a day. Every one desires to live the good life where you can afford anything and everything you want. Although some people are able to do this, but most people are struggling to eat even a meal per day. Would you say some people are destined to be poor? I do not think so.

Everyday, I hear or read about how huge sums of money is being mentioned in this country and it makes me wonder why there are so many poor people in the country.

I remember when an episode of the SpringShow podcast that talked about poverty was published. On that episode, a question was asked about what could be responsible for people being poor. A lot of people responded and said it was laziness while others said it was people’s mindset, ignorance and lack of opportunity. (Type poverty in the search engine on the home page to listen to the episode).

Well, whatever may be the cause, I will just like to say that if you have a bag of rice in your house, kindly give out some cups to those that do not have. If you have excess clothes in your wardrobe, give out some to those in need of them. If you are in a position to employ people, please take some people off the streets and give them jobs. If you can afford to sponsor a child through school, please do so. Lastly, if you know you cannot take care of three kids when you marry, then do yourself a favour and give birth to just one or two kids so that you will not bring children to this world and make them suffer.

Do you have other suggestions on how to end poverty? Kindly drop them in the comment section.


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