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8.3 million Nigerians require aid, according to Minister



In Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, there are 8.3 million Nigerians who are in critical need of humanitarian aid, according to Dr. Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.According to Edu, the three states are the hardest afflicted, with a total of 16 million Nigerians impacted by various humanitarian problems.

This was said by the minister in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by her Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Rasheed Zubair.She stated that the UN had designated Benue in the North and Central regions of Nigeria as the epicentre of humanitarian crises, with the exception of the North-East.

“As of the now, over 16 million Nigerians are impacted by humanitarian crises caused by either natural or man-made disasters, with over 8.3 million of them residing in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. We have a tremendous challenge ahead of us.”A number of North Central states, as well as other states dispersed throughout the nation.”

“A lot of work needs to be done in the humanitarian angle,” she said, citing the UN’s assertion that Benue has emerged as Nigeria’s centre of humanitarian need.”Improving poverty in Nigeria in accordance with SDG goal one is one of the administration’s agenda items,” she continued.”The president is developing a very comprehensive plan to help Nigerians escape poverty.

“Our goal is to find ways to lift people out of poverty and give those who are close to it more access to social safety so they don’t have to worry about falling into it.”

“We are going to fully implement our plans to lift over 136 million Nigerians out of poverty in a few weeks, as we need to buffer the effects of the removal fuel subsidies.

“She stated that the government had developed creative methods for thoroughly examining the social register to ensure its accuracy and integrity.

“We are implementing innovations to guarantee transparency in Conditional Cash Transfer by thoroughly inspecting, validating, and then enlarging the social register to include more individuals.

“We will be collaborating with the World Bank and requesting the President’s approval to initiate the Conditional Cash Transfer programme for Nigerian citizens,” she stated.In order to accommodate more people through an open procedure, the minister committed to upgrading, reorganising, and expanding the social safety net programme.

“By adding more people to the Social Safety Net in a transparent manner, we wish to do so by adding up the numbers in the same way as we used a digitalized method to count COVID-19 instances.

We understand very well that the President’s genuine goals and desire are to see to it that Nigerians are lifted out of poverty.She declared, “Party politics is over; it’s time for governance. President Tinubu serves all people, regardless of political affiliation.

“In order to address the issue of discrepancies in the register, she consequently gave Nigerians assurance that the ministry will soon create an accurate and acceptable social registry.”Ministry will soon create a more palatable Social Register that is validated and verified.

“It will also be widened to include people who ought to be there and eliminated from those who no longer fit into that category.

She went on, “We will also collaborate with different communities and all levels of government to identify people who qualify for the programme.”

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