Tinubu will pay N-Power beneficiaries – Betta Edu
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has announced plans to overhaul Nigeria’s N-Power scheme. The program, aimed at alleviating poverty and addressing the humanitarian crisis in the country, has faced issues with delays in stipend payments to beneficiaries. Edu stated that the restructuring would not only resolve these delays but also expand the program to include more individuals.
Speaking during a press release, Edu acknowledged the current problems and assured the public that measures were being taken to address them promptly. She emphasized the need to eliminate delays in stipend disbursements and expressed a desire to expand the program in order to help more people.
In addition to the program overhaul, Edu outlined her long-term vision of eradicating poverty in Nigeria. She proposed establishing humanitarian hubs in all 774 local government areas, where locally produced goods could be sold at affordable prices, promoting self-sufficiency and economic growth.
Moreover, the minister highlighted the ministry’s commitment to transparency and effectiveness in the distribution of relief materials. To ensure this, digital tracking systems will be implemented to monitor the delivery of aids accurately. The ministry also plans to deploy teams to collect feedback and closely monitor the distribution process, with the assistance of independent observers.
Under Edu’s leadership, the ministry aims to tackle poverty through job creation, cash transfers to impoverished citizens, and partnerships with other departments like the Nutrition Department. Efforts will also be made to support the growth of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by providing necessary stimulus packages.
Edu reassured the public of her dedication to mitigating the humanitarian crisis, emphasizing President Bola Tinubu’s significant economic plans for Nigeria. She urged Nigerians to trust in the process, as the government works tirelessly to achieve its goals.
Through these initiatives, the minister aims to fine-tune the empowerment schemes within the National Investment Programme, reaching more people effectively, and demonstrating a renewed commitment to uplift the Nigerian populace from poverty and hardship.