No fewer than 3000 Girls in Kogi State shall be benefitting from the N20,00 money grant initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Authorities.
The minister for Humanitarian Affairs Hon. Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk disclosed this on Tuesday on the Flag-Off of the Grant for Rural Girls Undertaking and Symbolic Disbursement held on the Kogi State Authorities Home in Lokoja.
The Minister stated the grant is anticipated to extend the earnings and productive property of goal beneficiaries.
Represented by the ministry’s everlasting secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali, the minister expressed optimism that beneficiaries will make good use of the grant to usually contribute in direction of enhancing their dwelling normal.
He stated the grant is seed cash to spice up the commerce and enterprise of beneficiaries for better earnings however requested them to not see it as their share of the so-called Nationwide Cake.
Based on the minister, “We consider with the complementary effort of the State Authorities, the goal beneficiaries will all be adequately lined throughout the subsequent few days. I’m optimistic that with the assist and cooperation of Your Excellency and different stakeholders current right here, we are going to stay on monitor to enhancing the livelihood of the peculiar Nigerians.
“To the beneficiaries, Let me, nonetheless, reiterate that this cash belongs to you and also you alone. It’s meant so that you can use in any small enterprise enterprise you deem match and that may enhance your lives. Please be certain that you utilize it for this objective.
The Grant for Rural Girls programme in accordance with Farouk
was launched in 2020 to maintain the social inclusion agenda of President Buhari’s Administration.
Giving an outline of the scheme, the minister famous that “It’s in keeping with the President’s nationwide imaginative and prescient of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. It’s designed to supply a one-off grant to a few of the poorest and most weak girls in rural and peri-urban areas of the nation.
“A money grant of N20,000.00 shall be disbursed to about 125,000 poor girls throughout the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory”.
In his tackle, the Govt Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward David Onoja thanked the president for the initiative, including that his administration has keyed into this system as it should ameliorate the struggling of the lots.
DAILY POST reviews that goodwill messages had been delivered by the Kogi State Commissioner for Girls Affairs and Social Growth Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba and the State Focal Individual Nationwide Social Funding Program Suleiman Oyekeyi.