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The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation will from next month start payment of twenty five thousand Naira grants to the benefiting members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners captured in the expanded National Social Register of the Conditional Cash Transfer,(CCT) Scheme.
Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, made this announcement on Wednesday during a meeting with the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, leadership in Abuja, led by its President, Joe Ajaero.
The Minister stated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s promise to labor leaders to include vulnerable seniors in the CCT system was one he would keep.
“The President mentioned very clearly that vunurable pensioners should be immediately added to the National Social Register and benefit from the Conditional Cash Transfer, as part of the national social safety net expansion,” Edu said to the NLC. “This was made clear in his speech on Independence Day where he committed 25000 Naira for 15 million households for three months.”
She urged the NLC to expedite the data collection process for prospective vulnerable pension beneficiaries so they could begin receiving CCT.
“I want this to move along quickly. That is the major reason I’m here, Dr. Edu remarked. “If we can acquire this data and information within two weeks, we are confident that you will be beneficiaries immediately and you can start earning from next month, which is November.
She praised Ajaero for working well with others and advised him to keep believing in President Tinubu’s leadership of the federal government as they work to advance Nigeria.
Ajaero responded by expressing his satisfaction with the various poverty alleviation initiatives implemented by the Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Ministry as well as the minister’s dedication to his position.
But he believed that tackling the underlying causes of poverty would make a big difference in how the issue was handled.
“Let’s look at the root of the issue rather than just how to remedy it; if we merely address the symptoms of poverty, the issue will continue. Let’s have a look at more social welfare initiatives and employment creation that will significantly help families.
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The NLC boss urged the federal government to create more jobs by creating a productive economy where factories are functioning and employing workers.
He thanked the Minister for being the first member of the federal executive council to visit the labour house in President Tinubu’s Administration,saying “for finding time to visit the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, we will work with you to achieve success in this process and your impact will be felt.
President of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Godwin Abumisi,thanked President Tinubu and the Minister for finding the retirees worthy of the federal government benefits.
He said Pensioners recieved as low as between five and ten thousand Naira a month,saying twenty five thousand is a big money to them. He thanked the Minister for the Exceptional performance so far urging her to keep up the speed.
Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, (ANIPR)
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Honourable Minister.