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A former minister Rotimi Amaechi has identifiied poverty alleviation as the solution to insecurity in the country.

Amaechi said this over the weekend after his ministerial screening at the National Assmebly.

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According to the former Rivers State Governor, insecurity can only be tamed when there is a productive economy that can creates jobs.

He also lauded the President Muhammadu Buhari government for creating programmes meant to rejig the economy.

“This government knows the problems of the country which they inherited,” he added.

“That is why President Muhammadu Buhari declares war against poverty as a means to ending insecurity.”

Amaechi called for poverty alleviation efforts among all levels of government.