The need to continue President Bola Ahemd Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda On Humanitarian Response and Poverty Alleviation Programmes in Nigeria have been advocated.

The National Body of Ijaw Youth Council,(IYC)Made this known in a press release signed by its spokesman,Comrade
Bedford Berefa,after its monthly meeting, in Porthacourt, the Rivers State Capital.

The IYC said Dr Betta Edu has been a formidable force in President Tinubu’s Cabinet ,delivering on core mandate and the brief of her ministry.stressing that returning her to continue her national assignment in the federal cabinet was a popular request.

“Following our investigations and general assessment of her stewardship, Nigerians ,especially the poor and vulnerables, are calling for her reinstatement ,and IYC joined in this popular call,”

“While we are not undermining the anti-graft Agency’s efforts to dig in full, what has been happening in the humanitarian affairs Ministry, it is clear that the enemy of the current administration is out to go after the faces of ‘first eleven’ of the Renewed Hope Team,where Betta Edu is visible and standing tall”the IYC added.

Continuing, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide said “According to Nigeria Bereau of Statistics (NBS),Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria” report, highlights that 40.1% of the total population, or almost 83 million people, live below the country’s poverty line.

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“These statistics have increased significantly owing to the current hash economic realities and inflation rate of 33.2% in March 2024.

“The vulnerable and poor people are in high hope that President Tinubu will reach out them as part of renewed hope agenda to end Hunger,through a minister who can match words with action and visibility across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

“Dr Betta Edu within her four and half months in office, had a significant impact on the poor and vulnerable population irrespective of their locations.

“We use this medium to call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led federal government,to as a matter of urgency reinstate Dr Edu.We observed that she attracted so much enemies within the ministry due to her cleanse operation which got some with soiled hands bittered about her result oriented approach in tackling the humanitarian and poverty alleviation issues in the country.

“The winch hunting was orchestrated by mischief makers who do not mean well for the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration and because ,one of his poster girls is a young ,dynamic,energetic and result oriented minister from the South South region.

“Obviously, her suspension has exposed the intervention gap within the humanitarian and poverty Alleviation cluster in the country,” the statement concluded.