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Federal Govt Promises To Lift 133m Nigerians Out Of Poverty – Humanitarian Minister, Betta Edu, Says

 Betta Edu, newly sworn-in Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, says the Bola Tinubu administration will be lifting about 136 million poor Nigerians out of poverty.

Edu disclosed this in Abuja when she assumed office at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation on Monday, August 21.

In her words,“He (President) has an agenda. And the agenda is simple; renew the hopes of Nigerians. There’s a lot of work to be done. I have taken my time to go through some data and I have seen that we have about 136 million poor Nigerians. Let’s assume in all honesty that the data we have is correct, that we have 200 million Nigerians, which I think we are more than that, 136 million is alarming and it is completely unacceptable to President Bola Tinubu.”

She also gave reasons for renaming the ministry. She explained that the ministry was renamed by the government in order to refocus and ensure that poverty in Nigeria is tackled frontally.

“I don’t know if it is good for you, but is good for the President and for Nigerians that it is a younger person that is here. And the reason is simple, we need energy, innovation, and speed to reach 136 million people as a matter of urgency, “she said.

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