Written by Laraba Murey
More women to benefit from FG’s rural cash grant
As an ongoing project across the country to help ameliorate the rural women by the Buhari-led administration. No fewer than 4000 women have been identified in Kaduna State will to benefit from the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has announced that over 4,000 women in Kaduna state are to benefit from cash grant.
The Deputy Director of Information of the Ministry Rhoda Ishaku Iliya in a statement made available to The Abuja Inquirier Newspaper, on Wednesday, in Abuja, stated that during the flag off of the Rural Women Cash Grant Programme in the state.
The Minister who was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, Farouq advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the money in bettering their lives in order to escape from the shackles of poverty.
She said, “It is consistent with the President Buhari’s Administration national vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. It is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural and peri-urban areas of the country.
cash grant of N20,000.00 will be disbursed to about 125,000 poor women across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. Our target in Kaduna state is to disburse the grant to over 4,000 beneficiaries across the 23 local government councils of the state. The grant is expected to increase income and productive assets of target beneficiaries. It is our hope that the beneficiaries of this programme will make good use of the grant to generally contribute towards improving their living standard.
“We believe with the complementary effort of the Kaduna state government, the target beneficiaries will be adequately covered within the next few days. I am optimistic that with the support and cooperation of Your Excellency and other stakeholders present here, we will remain on the track of lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2030. To the beneficiaries, let me however reiterate that this money belongs to you and you alone. It is meant for you to use in any small business venture you deem fit.”
In his response , governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, represented by his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, reaffirmed the state’s support and enthusiasm on the initiative, which would provide a platform for the empowerment of rural women as part of the social inclusion and poverty alleviation agenda.