The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu says the Federal Government (FG) will empower 15million households under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme.
Edu said this on Tuesday following her visit to the Minister of Information & National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, in an effort to alleviate poverty in Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu has solicited the support of the Minister of Information and National Orientation, for the publicity of all programmes of the Ministry including the National Social Safety Nets Programmes to be launched under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration,” Iliya said.
The Minister made the request during her courtesy visit on the Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Radio House, Abuja.”
She disclosed that Edu will be carrying out various Social Protection Programmes under the National Social Safety Nets Programmes to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
Edu said under the Humanitarian pillar of the Ministry, the Federal government will be providing shelter, nutrition and other social needs for people affected by humanitarian crises while under poverty alleviation, several programmes will be launched to lift citizens out of poverty.
She disclosed that the Federal government will empower 15million households under the CCT programme with a total sum of N75,000 paid to each beneficiary in three installments,” Iliya stated.
“Dr Edu also stated that 1.5 million persons will benefit from GEEP programme starting in October, 2023. Each beneficiary will receive N50,000 under the Market Women, Trader and Farmer loans project of GEEP. The payments will be made in 3 phases of 500,000 persons in each phase.
She canvassed for the collaboration of the National Information Centres, National Orientation Agency (NOA) and public media organisations in reporting the activities of the Ministry in all the 774 local governments of Nigeria.
He pledged the support of his Ministry in providing necessary publicity for the programmes of the Humanitarian Ministry.