Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Shehu Sani has reacted to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu’s announcement that the federal government plans on lifting 133 million Nigerians out of poverty.
Naija News recalls that Edu had stated this on Monday while speaking with heads of agencies under the ministry.
According to the newly sworn-in minister, FG can only achieve this through different interventions and initiatives to reduce poverty.
“What is most important is that we will keep our focus on lifting 133 million Nigerians out of poverty.
“We can do it in phases, a step at a time because with determination and strong will, nothing is impossible”, she said.
Reacting to Edu’s promise, Sani declared that she needs prayers to achieve the feat.
He recounted how former president Muhammadu Buhari also made the same promise but failed to achieve it.
Speaking via Twitter, he wrote, “The Lady Minister, Betta who wants to lift 133 million Nigerians out of poverty needs prayers. We have been through this ‘lifting’ promises under Buhari.”
Wike Will Get Himself And Tinubu Into Serious Trouble
Meanwhile, Sani, has reacted following the swearing-in and resumption of the ex-governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu swore in Wike and 44 others as ministers at a ceremony held at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.
Naija News reports that, at the resumption of office, Wike vowed to return the FCT to its original masterplan and does not in any way plan to witchhunt anybody.
He said land allottees who have been given Certificates of Occupancy but failed to develop would also lose their lands to give way to those ready to build.
While responding to questions about whether his threatened demolition will be used as a form of vendetta against his enemies, Wike said, “Say the truth, you don’t like those who step on toes. I will step on my toes.
Wike also promised to end open grazing in the city, stressing he would consult with the herders to find a last solution to open grazing.
Reacting to the development, Shehu Sani, in a post via Twitter, averred that the capacity and competence of Wike to deliver on his responsibility is without a doubt.
However, there is a possibility that the former governor will get himself and President Tinubu into political trouble with his utterances and action.
He tweeted: “The capacity and competence of the new FCT minister to deliver is without doubt.
“The possibility of getting himself and the President into serious political trouble by his utterances or actions is also without doubt. He will have to learn to walk in a minefield or be blown by it.”
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