The Federal Government has said it will provide relief materials to victims of the Isheri flood in Ogun state.
Dr Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, announced this while in the state on Friday for an on-the-spot assessment of the flooded areas.
The minister who emphasised that President Bola Tinubu was concerned about the flooding crisis, assured that the affected persons would on Saturday receive immediate support including relief materials.
“ So i want to thank the good people of Ogun state for the warm reception i have received far. My mission is simple, president Bola Ahmed Tinubu is concerned about the flooding situation that has affected part of Ogun state and Lagos state. I am here to provide humanitarian support and response to those who have been affected by the flooding, of course i have seen videos and pictures of the areas affected by the flood, we would be there first thing i the morning tomorrow to see things for ourselves and of course take good stock of the numbers of persons that have been affected and how we can immediately support them.
“ We came with a lot of relief materials and this will be given to them.
“ The second purpose why i am here is to ensure that we can have the sign of Ogun state social register which fits into the national social register so they can begin to receive the N25,000 Naira conditional cash transfer which have already started in several other state.
“ The governor set up an inter ministerial team that have been working on it to do an in-person verification off beneficiary,off this conditional cash transfer and they have been working with the national team to vet this register to ensure they have their BVN their NINs, they have verified their houses and this will enable payment to ho all at ones to beneficiaries in Ogun state.
While affirming that the Tinubu-led administration is focused on reducing poverty among Nigerians, Edu revealed plans to support and promote the Egba indigenous Adire fabric.
“ Beyond this, we have been able to carefully map out immediate intervention that will be carried out in Ogun State. Some are designed specifically for Ogun State, like the ADIRE scheme which we want to support women and men to produce ADIRE from very the inception to final products that can be sold in international markets and of course link them up to where they can sell; this is part our plans to lift them from poverty.
“We also have the GEEP Programme which is market and trader money as well as farmers money.
“Remember that GEEP is a zero interest rate loan to these persons, but the grant will also be supporting a programme and scheme which is already been implemented here in Ogun State.
“All of these is targeted and seen that we can achieve the President instruction of getting Fifty Million people out of poverty within the next 42months while we work towards getting every single person out of poverty by 2030 in line with the SDG goals”, she concluded