By Ebi Kesiena
In line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda’s commitment to eradicating poverty and reducing humanitarian challenges in the country, Dr. Betta Edu, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has pledged a renewed vigour to the efforts her Ministry will make to pull vulnerable Nigerians out of the doldrums of scathing poverty by 2024.
The Minister’s pledge was contained in a New Year message signed by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair.
Dr Edu in the message urged Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable, not to despair as according to her, “this new year 2024 holds a great promise for Nigeria’s economy under the great leadership of our President, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who is irrevocably committed to rejuvenation of the economy”
Furthermore, the Minister said: “I do solemnly assure you that the economic rejuvenation of our country will positively rub off on the poor and vulnerable among us as Mr President has already given the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation the mandate and full backing to pull 50 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 42 months in line with the Renewed Hope mandate and we have the unwavering drive to meet this target 100%”
According to her, the various social intervention schemes of the federal government being implemented by my Ministry have already started yielding positive results.
“As can be gleaned from a plethora of beneficiaries across the country testifying to a new lease of life and economic independence.
“In no distant time from now, we will be rolling out various programmes that will enable the ministry to meet up the set target, including end hunger, Code Nigeria and many more others aimed at pulling Millions of Nigerians out of poverty,’’ she said.