The Federal Government has disclosed that about 8,000 women across the 44 local Government Councils in Kano State are to benefit from the ongoing Federal Government Cash Grant for Rural Women Project.
This disclosure was made by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, during the flag-off ceremony of the project in Kano State.
A statement which was delivered by the Minister’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, at the flag-off ceremony of the project in Kano State, revealed that in an effort to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the President Buhari’s administration, the government will provide cash grants to 8,000 women across the 44 local Government Councils in Kano State.
The Executive Governor of Kano State, His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje commended the administration of President Muhammad Buhari for initiating programmes that are geared towards uplifting the plight of the poor and vulnerable in the society, especially women and children.
The Governor appreciated the enrollment of additional thirty-five thousand beneficiaries from the 15 Local government areas of the State under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). He also appealed to the Minister to approve the enrollment of the remaining 35,000 beneficiaries from the LGAs.
Why it matters
The grant is expected to cushion poverty and create the needed buffer for the poor and vulnerable in the Nigerian society to scale the poverty bracket, especially women and children.
This will foster their inclusion and active participation in the economy, which is expected to lead to an increase in the income and productive assets of target beneficiaries in line with the ultimate target of improving the living standards of Nigerians.
What you should know
- The Federal Government Cash Grant for Rural Women Project was introduced in 2020 to sustain the social inclusion agenda of President Buhari’s administration.
- The cash grant project was designed to provide a one-off grant to the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural and peri-urban areas of the country.
- In line with the core mandates of the current administration, and the framework of the programme, a cash grant of N20,000 will be disbursed to about 125,000 poor women across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.