British Prime Minister, Theresa May has appointed Tracey Crouch as the Minister for Loneliness in the country.
Naija News learnt that Crouch is the current junior Minister for Sport and Civil Society.
The appointment followed the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP who campaigned about loneliness and murdered by a right wing extremist in 2016.
The Prime Minister said she accepted many of the recommendations made by the commission, and was expected to formally announce the appointment yesterday.
May said, “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.
“I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones – people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.”