The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, says plans are underway to rejig the N-Power scheme to accommodate more people and ensure prompt payment of beneficiaries’ stipends.
Edu disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday by her Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Rasheed Zubair, in Abuja.
The statement reported the Minister as saying that the challenges faced by N-Power beneficiaries in terms of delay in payment of their stipends would soon be addressed.
“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 added.
She also said the ministry planned to establish humanitarian hubs across the 774 local government areas in the country, adding that would be a long-term goal towards eradicating poverty in Nigeria. The minister explained that the hubs would accommodate home-grown commodities, which would be sold at cheaper rates to Nigerians.
According to the statement, the digital tracking of the palliatives is aimed at determining the time, location, household, and individuals they are delivered to. She assured Nigerians of her commitment to curtail the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria through a prompt response.
Edu also assured citizens of President Bola Tinubu’s huge economic interventions to meet their short and long-term needs, adding that: “Mr. President has huge economic plan for Nigeria; some with short-term goals while some with long-term goals and Nigerians should please trust the process”.