As part of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, over ten thousand vulnerable persons have received their credit alert of twenty thousand Naira grants in Kogi state.
Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu who performed the flag-off of the exercise in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, said President Tinubu’s Government is all about reaching out to the poorest of the poor and the vulnerable in the society.
The Minister explained that programs are designed to lift over 50 million Nigerians Out of poverty in 42 Months.
Dr. Edu noted that the premium interest, the President places on women’s inclusion is reflected in the fact that over seventy percent of beneficiaries of the Grant across the twenty-one local government areas of Kogi State are women.
She said fifteen years percent of the total number of beneficiaries was allowed to Persons With Disabilities and Senior Citizens, saying President Tinubu is for all the citizens across party lines.
“The Grants for Vulnerable Groups Scheme is designed to provide a one-off cash grant of twenty thousand Naira(N20,000) to the poorest of the poor and most vulnerable Nigerians in rural communities.
“This one-off grant is a Kickstarter to improve your livelihood and support your small, petty trading and I advise that this opportunity should not be taken for granted or mismanaged, she added.
The Minister warned the beneficiaries of different intervention programs and the general public to beware of Scammers, saying the ministry has never asked anyone to pay money to register before they can access different programs.
Speaking at the Event, the Governor of Kogi State, Dr Yahaya Bello, who described Dr Betta as one of President Tinubu’s Good Products, said “Renewed Hope” is in Kogi State.
The Governor who announced the Creation of Both the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and the Kogi State Social Investment Programme Agency, said all procedures with the state Assembly would be followed to enable the state to benefit directly from the touch of the federal government.
Bello thanked President Tinubu for putting money into the vulnerable people’s pockets in Kogi state, saying the people are proud of the Renewed Hope Programmes of the President. Indeed “Betta don come”
Some of the beneficiaries in a jubilant atmosphere who received their alert both inside and outside the hall echoed hope renewed, promise made promise kept. They described President Tinubu as a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor in Kogi State and Nigeria.
They said the credit alerts served as a lifeline for many of them, offering not only financial assistance but also a renewed sense of dignity and optimism as Nigerian citizens.
The Minster said the Renewed Hope Grant signifies not just a financial boost but a paradigm shift in governance that prioritizes the well-being of the most vulnerable citizens to reduce the poverty index in Nigeria.