Katsina Gov’t spends N61.9m to empower physically challenged citizens
The Katsina State government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari said that it has so far spent no less than N61.9 million as special loan for the People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) from 2016 to date across the state.
This was disclosed by Alhaji Abdulkadir Nasir, the Special Adviser to Gov.Aminu Masari on Economic Empowerment Programme, while having a chat with newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina State.
According to him, the People Living With Disabilities were given various types of loans under the Masari’s led administration.
He also said that the Directorate for Employment Promotion in the state has through its Economic empowerment programs gave out a loan of N56.7 million to 1,890 (PLWDs) with each collecting N30, 000 to start his or her business.
“The Directorate also released another loan of N5.2 million to 35 PLWDs to operate telecommunication kiosks in the state with each given N150, 000,” he said.
Nasir disclosed several of the physically challenges had started repaying the loan, adding that the committee had commenced screening of others for disbursement of the second phase of the loan.
Katsina Post reports that the beneficiaries of the loan include, cripple, blind, dump and deft, drawn from the 34 local government areas of the state.