Federal Govt Begins Payment Of N20,000 To Nigerians: A Step Towards Alleviating Poverty
In a bid to alleviate poverty and reduce hardships in Nigeria, the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has initiated the payment of N20,000 to vulnerable Nigerians in Cross River State. On Monday, December 25, Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, launched this significant step toward poverty reduction. Collaboration with state governments across the country demonstrates the government’s commitment to reducing poverty.
The Federal Government’s Initiatives:
Dr. Betta Edu highlighted several initiatives implemented by the federal government in her address during the inauguration. These include programs such as Farmer Money, Trader Money, Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), the End Hunger Programme (to be launched in January), and the Skill Acquisition Programme. She emphasized that these initiatives have already benefited 3.5 million Nigerians across various sectors.
Collaboration with State Governments:
Dr. Betta Edu stressed the importance of collaboration between the federal government and state governments for effective poverty alleviation strategies. In this regard, she urged residents of Cross River State to support their governor and enable him to continue building upon previous administrations’ efforts.
Governor Bassey Otu’s Support:
Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State expressed his appreciation for this initiative, as it would greatly help alleviate poverty among vulnerable individuals within his jurisdiction. He acknowledged that achieving President Tinubu’s goal of lifting 50 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 required collaborative efforts from all stakeholders.
A Brighter Future Ahead:
Governor Otu assured citizens that both Nigeria as a whole and Cross River State specifically are heading towards a brighter future economically under President Tinubu’s leadership. He emphasized his administration’s commitment to key sectors such as agriculture, security, and tourism, which will contribute significantly to socioeconomic development.
Inclusivity and Support for the Physically Challenged:
Governor Otu emphasized that his administration is dedicated to inclusivity, ensuring that the physically challenged are not marginalized. To address their specific needs, a commission has been established to handle issues concerning this vulnerable group. This demonstrates the government’s commitment to leaving no one behind in its poverty reduction efforts.
Impact on Individuals:
Mrs. Eyoanwan Otu, wife of Governor Bassey Otu, expressed her optimism regarding the initiative’s potential impact on countless individuals in Cross River State. She urged beneficiaries to make good use of the grant and utilize it wisely for their own benefit.
The initiation of payments of N20,000 to vulnerable Nigerians is a significant step towards reducing poverty in Nigeria. The federal government’s various initiatives and collaborations with state governments demonstrate its commitment to improving socio-economic conditions across the country. With strong leadership and focused efforts from all stakeholders, Nigeria will undoubtedly secure a brighter future for all its citizens.