Grant News: Begin tiny trade using Tinubu’s Grant Betta Edu exhorts state beneficiaries And We need to pay households in 2
Grant News: The beneficiaries of the Renewed Hope financial handouts, which President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved, have been urged to use their funds in successful business enterprises by Dr. Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Speaking on behalf of the underprivileged people in Cross River State on Monday, the Minister said that the funds are not intended for drinking or partying, but rather for launching a small business or expanding an already-existing small business and generating more revenue to support their families.
“You can use these funds to launch small businesses.” These funds can be used to advance your profession, which will contribute to sustainability. The purpose of these funds is to help people escape poverty on purpose on the part of the federal government. Nigerians have responded by congratulating the President for the Yuletide generosity, noting that the money will go a long way in providing a sustainable living for their family during this period. The beneficiaries include Cross River, Lagos, Kogi, Imo, Akwa Ibom, and others.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs awarded N20,000 grants to over 5,000 in Cross River State who were considered vulnerable, extremely poor, or even People with Disabilities (PWDs).
This follows other aid packages that the President has given to Nigerians in need throughout this time. Recall that more than 3.5 million Nigerian households have already benefited from the Renewed Hope conditional cash transfer, and an additional 4.5 million are currently enrolled and banked at different villages and communities throughout the nation, even as the season continues.
“We need to pay these households in two weeks. In addition, the backlog of NPower recipients is still being paid, with nearly 400,000 beneficiaries having received their payments this holiday season in just one month.
The recipients were ecstatic with the event, which was the first of its type in the state, especially the physically challenged people who were taking part in Calabar’s Christmas celebrations.
The Minister stated during the occasion, which took place at the state capital of Calabar’s Millennium Park, that President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s goal to rescue poor Nigerians from the depths of poverty nationwide included the one-time award.
“We are highlighting the grant for Cross River’s vulnerable groups here. We intend to grow in the upcoming year after reaching 5,000 extremely vulnerable and impoverished people in this state at the grassroots level.
“We have verified and validated that these individuals are extremely impoverished, and they are entitled to receive benefits from the program by President Tinubu’s pledge to eradicate poverty for millions of Nigerians by 2024 via the various social welfare initiatives,” the Minister declared.
She advised the recipients to use their grants to fund successful business endeavors.
Dr. Edu guaranteed that social intervention programs run by the federal government through her ministry and entities in the sector will benefit eligible Cross Riverians.
Before this, the wife of Governor Mrs. Eyoanwan, Senator Bassey Otu of Cross River State, officially opened the ceremony and gave the beneficiaries dummy checks. Bassey Otu praised President Tinubu for standing up for the underprivileged and putting the well-being of the populace first.
The governor of Cross River pleaded with the recipients to make appropriate use of their funding, stating that the state has been promoting a people-first government under his direction and that he has provided palliatives like never before in Cross River’s history.
According to Otu, the “Grants for the Vulnerable” Program will surely have a profound effect on the lives of a great number of people in Cross River State.
The President of this great country, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “has truly made a difference in people’s lives daily and championed this cause of prioritizing the welfare of our citizens. It is easy to know a transparent government that means well for its people,” the Governor said on behalf of the people of Cross River State.
The wife of the governor of Cross River State expressed her appreciation to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the first lady of Nigeria, saying, “The President and his wife both exemplify true leadership and empathy. Her compassion and dedication to our nation’s well-being have been invaluable together.”
I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Betta Edu, my friendly honorable minister in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, for her unwavering efforts in organizing the execution of this initiative in our state and across the country. We are pleased with her diligence and commitment to her job.
“Especially at this difficult time, your combined efforts have given hope and much-needed relief to those who need it most. Rev. Mrs. Otu remarked, “I beseech you, the grantees, to make good use of the funds provided to you so that we can all start living better lives in the not-too-distant future.