By Mephy James
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu has resumed office with a promise to operate an open door policy even as she disclosed she is ready to hit the ground running.
Addressing the staff of the ministry, Betta said she and her colleagues got a clear instruction from President Bola Tinubu to perform and meet the expectation of Nigerians
Her words:” President Tinubu came very prepared. He charged us during the inauguration to get to work and hit the ground running as he won’t accept any excuses for failure. Nigerians are desperate for a renewed hope and that hope has to come now. There is a lot to be done, hence the importance of my making sure that we begin this journey just few minutes after my inauguration.
“I will operate an open door policy as such; there won’t be room for excuses. I am a team player and a good listener; it is therefore expected of us to work in synergy, speed and determination. That is the only way we can meet up with the expectations of millions of Nigerians; yes we owe them that.
“The task ahead of us is enormous, but must be surmounted. We will put smiles on the faces of about 136 million poor Nigerians by creating at least 10 million jobs, unveiling the renewed hope poverty alleviation agenda amongst other things
According to her, in few months’ time Nigerians will begin to see result of the good team put together by the President
The Minister commended the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo and the staff for their steadfastness and hard work. She assures of a transparent and result oriented administration
The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Sani-Gwarzo while briefing the Minister on the activities of the Ministry appreciated Betta for her sterling performance over the years stressing that she’s the perfect person to head the Ministry
According to him, 21 August 2023 was the 4th Anniversary of the ministry, which coincidentally was the day Dr. Betta Edu was sworn in as a Minister.
The Permanent Secretary later handed over official documents to the new Minister.
Indeed it is a ‘RENEWED HOPE’ for all Nigerians as President Tinubu came very prepared,” the Minister added. The Humanitarian Ministry seeks to ease human suffering and maintain/reestablish circumstances that honor and protect human dignity with a mission to develop good humanitarian policies and provide effective coordination of National and International humanitarian interventions that will benefit Nigerians and remove them from poverty. The will also be working on President Tinubu action plan to pull 136 million Nigerians from poverty. The journey to achieving this great feat has just began, Nigerians will get results soon especially as the Ministry is in the hands of an experienced and result driven leader with very outstanding achievements and success story.
The Permanent Secretary Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, i officially handed over documents as well as the entire affairs of the Ministry and sector to the Honorable Minister in the presence of Directors of the Ministry, Agencies of the Ministry and the Media.
President Tinubu had on Monday inaugurated his Ministers and charged them to immediately hit the ground running as neither him nor Nigerians will accept anything short of speedy result and success