The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation yesterday flagged off the distribution of N20,000 grants to vulnerable groups in Kogi State.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, while flagging off the distribution of grants to the beneficiaries, explained that the grant for vulnerable groups is not a loan and will not be repaid.
“The President is committed to seeing that he pulls Nigerians out of poverty. He has placed a demand on himself and his team that a minimum of 50 million Nigerians be out of poverty.
“To achieve this, the president set up a team to identify the poorest of our people and came up with a series of programmes that will improve the economy of the common man.
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“Today in Kogi State, we are officially flagging off the grant for vulnerable groups in Kogi State. It is a Kickstarter, and it should be used the right way. This is intended to boost your business, and it is expected that it will help in whatever you are doing,” the minister said.
Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello commended President Tinubu for alleviating poverty and eradicating hunger in the country.
Bello described Tinubu as a humanitarian who has the interests of the common man at heart.