The Nigerian government, aiming to alleviate poverty in the country, has begun distributing N20,000 each to vulnerable groups in Cross River state.
Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River, alongside Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Dr Betta Edu, officially launched the program in Calabar on Monday.
Governor Otu Applauds the Initiative
Commending the initiative, Governor Otu expressed his belief that it would significantly reduce poverty among vulnerable individuals in the state.
He acknowledged the ambitious goal set by President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 50 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 and emphasized the critical role of collaboration in achieving this target.
“The president needs the partnership of all to succeed in the task of taking 50 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030,” Governor Otu stated.
He further pledged his administration’s unwavering support for the initiative and highlighted its willingness to collaborate with other federal poverty alleviation programs.
Timely Assistance for the Festive Season
Recognizing that some beneficiaries had already received payment alerts, Governor Otu commended the program’s timely execution, particularly in light of the approaching Christmas festivities.
He expressed optimism about the future, assuring the people of both Cross River and Nigeria a brighter tomorrow.
“With the way the government speaks to the economics of the nation, it means the future of the nation is secured,” Governor Otu declared.
He outlined his administration’s focus on revitalizing key sectors like agriculture, security, and tourism, expressing confidence that Cross River would soon become a leading state within Nigeria.
Targeted Support for Vulnerable Populations
The N20,000 grant program targets vulnerable groups in Cross River, providing much-needed financial assistance during challenging economic times.
This initiative aligns with the federal government’s broader poverty alleviation strategy, aiming to empower individuals and families struggling to meet their basic needs.
The successful launch of the program in Cross River signifies a positive step towards achieving the government’s ambitious poverty reduction goals.
By collaborating with state governments and stakeholders, the federal government can ensure wider reach and effectiveness of such initiatives, ultimately improving the lives of millions of Nigerians across the country.
- The Nigerian government has begun distributing N20,000 to vulnerable groups in Cross River as part of a poverty alleviation program.
- Governor Bassey Otu lauded the initiative and pledged his administration’s support.
- The program’s timely execution, coinciding with the Christmas season, was praised by the governor.
- Governor Otu expressed optimism about a brighter future for Nigeria and Cross River.
- The N20,000 grant program targets vulnerable populations and aligns with the government’s broader poverty alleviation strategy.
This news story highlights the Nigerian government’s efforts to address poverty and improve the lives of its citizens.
By providing targeted financial assistance and fostering collaboration, the government can make significant strides towards achieving its poverty reduction goals and ensuring a more prosperous future for all Nigerians.