NSIP: New Minister assumes Office, assures Transparency and Accountability, raises hope for 136 million poor Nigerians.

The new Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr.  Betta Chimaobim Edu has on Monday assumed office at the  Ministry's Headquarters in Abuja and raised hope for 136 million poor Nigerians.

This is contained in an official statement signed by the Ministry's Deputy Director of Information, Rhoda Iliya, on Monday.

Dr Edu officially announced the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

She disclosed that the Ministry was renamed to bring back smiles on the faces of Nigerians and assured that before the end of Mr. President's first tenure, a lot would be done to address the issue of poverty in the country. 

Mrs Edu furthered that His Excellency,  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is passionate about alleviating  poverty and renewing the hopes of Nigerians.

According to her, if the statistics of having over 200 million Nigerians is correct, then 136 million poor Nigerians is alarming and completely unacceptable to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

"There is need to get down to those who are underserved and renew their hopes. We are going to be very sincere, transparent and accountable to Nigerians. We are going to speak out and tell them what we are doing", the new Minister added.

She told the management and  staff of the Ministry that she is a team player, a good listener and operates an open door policy. She solicited the cooperation of all staff and stakeholders to realise the vision of Mr President of lifting 136 million poor Nigerians out of poverty.

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She said there is a huge task ahead and all hands must be on deck to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.

Dr Edu pledged to make the Ministry one of the best Ministries in Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo who handed over to the Dr Edu on Monday said it is a nice coincidence that the  Minister was assuming Office on 21st August the same day the Ministry is marking its 4th anniversary.

He appreciated Mr. President for the appointment of a vibrant woman to head the Ministry, adding that the Ministry is the closest to the people because it mops up the fallout from other Ministries and agencies.

He assured the Honourable Minister of the full cooperation and support of the management and staff of the ministry to achieve the mandate given to her.

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