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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to alleviating poverty in Nigeria in 2024 through the implementation of various social intervention schemes.

On her first day back in office this year, Dr. Betta Edu announced that the Federal Government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, will introduce several social intervention programs in the coming weeks. These initiatives include the End Hunger and Code Nigeria program, Grow Nigeria, and the revitalization of various programs within the ministry and its affiliated agencies, all aimed at providing a fresh start for vulnerable Nigerians.

Emphasizing the need for renewed energy from all staff and stakeholders within the ministry, Dr. Betta Edu highlighted the goal of uplifting millions of Nigerians from poverty and addressing humanitarian challenges.

Speaking on January 2, 2024, after providing humanitarian relief materials in Plateau State, she urged collaborative efforts, cooperation, and support to remove vulnerable Nigerians from the poverty index.

The Minister underscored President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s commitment to eradicating poverty and reducing humanitarian challenges during his administration. She stressed the importance of transparency, accountability, and prioritizing the needs of the poor in all interventions.

Dr. Betta Edu assured Nigerians that her team would work tirelessly towards fulfilling the 100% mandate given by the President, emphasizing the need for teamwork, innovation, and unwavering dedication.

Even during the holiday season, she and her staff actively assisted vulnerable Nigerians across the country, aligning with the Renewed Hope Agenda to liberate citizens from poverty.

Throughout December, notable achievements included the Conditional Cash Transfer to an additional 532,000 individuals, progress in constructing Renewed Hope Shelter for Poor and IDPs, and the successful training of 500 people in Adamawa State through the rural vocational skill program. The launch of the Renewed Hope Grant for vulnerable groups in Cross River State and other states, as well as the payment of one month’s allowance to N-Power beneficiaries, were also noteworthy.

Despite the challenges, Dr. Betta Edu remains committed to delivering on the mandate of pulling 50 million Nigerians out of poverty within 42 months, emphasizing the ongoing dedication of her team to this cause.