Tinubu Unveils Plans for N-Power


Dr Betta Edu, the minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, says the Bola Tinubu-led federal government will rejig the N-Power scheme. The minister made this known in a statement released by his media aide, Rasheed Zubair, in Abuja on Sunday, September 3, The Punch reported. 

Edu said plans are underway to rejig the social investment programme to accommodate more people and ensure prompt payment of beneficiaries’ stipends. 

To address the challenges faced by N-Power beneficiaries in terms of delay in payment of their stipends, Edu said the ministry will change the modalities. 

“We will change the modalities so that people will get their delayed stipends, include more people, and relaunch it with a renewed hope concept,” she said. Edu added that the ministry planned to establish humanitarian hubs across the 774 local government areas in the country.

She explained that the move is part of the ministry's long-term goal towards eradicating poverty in Nigeria. According to Edu, the ministry will also send its staff to all the local government areas to get feedback and engage in digital tracking of the palliatives to ensure they are appropriately distributed.

“Under my watch, the ministry will address poverty through Job creation, and cash transfer to poor Nigerians," Edu said. She assured Nigerians of her commitment to curtail the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria through a prompt response. 

The minister gave assurance that President Tinubu has huge economic interventions to meet Nigerians' short and long-term needs. “Mr President has huge economic plan for Nigeria; some with short-term goals while some with long-term goals and Nigerians should please trust the process," she added. 

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