The Federal Government of Nigeria has empowered a total of 11,687 rural women drawn from 10 Local Government Areas of Imo State, with the sum of N20,000 each.
According to sources from the News Agency of Nigeria, the empowerment was carried out under the FG’s Conditional Cash Transfer programme.
The programme was launched in Owerri today by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Farouq, who called for judicious use of the funds to achieve government’s objective for disbursing it.
What they are saying
Commenting on the recent development, Mrs Farouq said:
“This grant was introduced in year 2020 as part of Federal Government’s social inclusion and poverty reduction agenda. It includes the national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
“Under the programme, a grant of N20,000 each will be given to more than 150,000 rural women across the country. The Federal Government enrolled 11,687 beneficiaries in Imo under the conditional cash transfer programme and they have received a total of N475 million in 10 Local Government Areas of the state.
“This programme will extend more help to some of the dearest citizens of our beloved country and we urge them to put it to effective use.”
What you should know
- The Special Grant for Rural Women as earlier reported by Nairametrics, was launched in 2020 as part of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), introduced to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the Buhari administration.
- It has a broad national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years and designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural Nigeria.