FG N-Power scheme is being redesigned, according to Dr. Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to accommodate more people and assure fast payment of beneficiaries’ stipends.
This information was provided by Edu in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by her Special Adviser for Media and Publicity, Mr. Rasheed Zubair.
According to the release, the Minister promised to quickly address the problems FG N-Power beneficiaries were having with the delays in receiving their stipend payments.
“We will change the modalities so that people will get their delayed stipends, include more people, and relaunch it with a renewed hope concept,” she claimed.
She added that the ministry intended to create humanitarian hubs in each of the 774 local governments in Nigeria as a long-term objective to end poverty in the nation. She clarified that the hubs will house locally produced goods that Nigerians would be able to purchase at lower prices.
The ministry would send workers to every local government region to solicit comments, in addition to tracking palliatives digitally, according to the announcement.
The statement claims that the digital tracking of the palliatives is done in order to find out when, when, and to whom they are provided.
”This is to ensure transparent and effective disbursement of palliatives; we also plan to bring on board independent monitors to ensure the relief materials reach those in need.”
“Under my watch, the ministry will address poverty through Job creation, and cash transfer to poor Nigerians.”
”We will ensure engagement with the Nutrition Department, the establishment of Micro Small, and Medium Enterprise and provision of stimulus to their Business”.
She assured Nigerians of her commitment to curtail the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria through a prompt response.
“Nigerians should be rest assured that all existing empowerment schemes within the National Investment Programme will be rejigged to cover more people effectively.”
Edu assured the people that President Bola Tinubu would make significant economic interventions to meet their immediate and future needs.
“Mr President has a huge economic plan for Nigeria; some with short-term goals while some with long-term goals and Nigerians should please trust the process”