Isheri Flooding: FG Provides Succour To Victims, Promises to elevate 50M Nigerians from poverty - AMEBO NEWSPAPERS NG.


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Isheri Flooding: FG Provides Succour To Victims, Promises to elevate 50M Nigerians from poverty

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In an effort to relieve the victims of the Isheri flooding disaster, in Ogun State, the Federal Government has assured to provide succour by giving relief materials to the victims. 

This was made known by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu during her visitation to the state on Friday 3rd of November, 2023.

Edu who was in the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the flood areas, said the visit will allow her to also update the state’s social register so that beneficiaries can start receiving the N25,000 conditional cash transfer.

“My mission is simple, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is concerned about the flooding and situation that have affected parts of Ogun State and Lagos State. I’m here to provide humanitarian support and response to those who have been affected by flooding.

“Of course, I have seen videos and pictures of the areas that have been affected by flood, we will be there first thing in the morning tomorrow to see things for ourselves and of course take good steps on several persons that have been affected and how we can immediately support them. We came with a lot of relief materials which will be given to them.

“The second purpose why I’m here is to ensure that we can have an update of the Ogun State social register, which feeds into the National Social Register so they can begin to receive the N25,000 conditional cash transfer which has already started in several other states.

“The Governor set up an inter-ministerial team that has been working and needs to do verification of beneficiaries of this conditional cash transfer, and they have been working with the National team to vet the register and ensure that they have BVN, NIN and they can verify their houses; this will enable payment to go out at once to beneficiaries from Ogun State”, Edu said

The Minister further reiterates that the Ministry has mapped out immediate intervention in the state, which according to her includes support for market women and men, saying that it intends to take about Fifty Million people out of poverty within the next 42 months.

“Beyond this, we have been able to carefully map out immediate intervention that will be carried out in Ogun State. Some are designed specifically for Ogun State, like the ADIRE scheme which we want to support women and men to produce ADIRE from very the inception to final products that can be sold in international markets and of course link them up to where they can sell; this is part our plans to lift them from poverty.

“We also have the GEEP Programme which is market and trader money as well as farmers money.

“Remember that GEEP is a zero-interest rate loan to these persons, but the grant will also be supporting a program and scheme which is already been implemented here in Ogun State.

“All of these are targeted and seen that we can achieve the President’s instruction of getting Fifty Million people out of poverty within the next 42months while we work towards getting every single person out of poverty by 2030 in line with the SDG goals”, she added

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