Tinubu’s govt targets 10 million jobs, massive poverty alleviation programs

The minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu’s dedication to generate 10 million jobs through her ministry.

The minister emphasized that the president’s strong dedication to the welfare of Nigerians is driving the goal of creating over 10 million jobs through the ministry.

According to her, this would be achieved through different interventions and initiatives aimed at reducing poverty.

She added that as the ministry whose impacts would have direct bearing on the people, she was poised to always gauge the pulse of the people and to attend to their needs.

“Indeed it is a ‘Renewed Hope’ for all Nigerians as President Tinubu came very prepared,” the Minister said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs aims to alleviate human suffering and promote conditions that uphold human dignity. Its mission is to formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate interventions to uplift Nigerians and eradicate poverty.”

She added that the ministry would also be working on Tinubu’s action plan to pull 133 million Nigerians from poverty.

“The journey to achieving this great feat has just begun, Nigerians will get results soon especially as the Ministry is in the hands of an experienced and result driven leader with very outstanding achievements and success story.

“What is most important is that we will keep our focus on lifting 133 million Nigerians out of poverty,” she said.

“We can do it in phases, a step at a time because with determination and strong will, nothing is impossible.

“We will also achieve the feat with the strong political backing from His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu and every member of the cabinet.

“We will play down on politics; we are here to face the real business of governance,” she said.

Edu emphasized the need for collective effort in tackling the high poverty rate in the country.

“Different sources of data suggest that we have a population of 200 million Nigerians, which I think we are more than that,” the minister said.

“Out of this population, the sources indicated that 133 million are extremely poor and that is unacceptable.

“We need to bring smiles back to the faces of Nigerians. We must reach out to those who are under-served and renew their hope.

“While doing this, we must ensure that we will increase our efforts, be very sincere, transparent and accountable.”

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