6,800 women gets N20,000 cash grant from Buhari in Katsina
Buhari disburses N20,000 cash grant to 6,800 women in Katsina
The federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off a special cash grant of N20,000 for 6,800 vulnerable rural women in Katsina State by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Farouk.
During, the flag-off of the disbursement, the Honorable Minister said that the federal government is committed to alleviating the plight of rural women across the country.
She also said that the social intervention is part of the National Social Investment Programme of the ministry aimed at cushioning the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the citizenry, particularly the most vulnerable in the country.
The minister called on the beneficiaries comprising of rural women with disabilities and most vulnerable group to make good use of the opportunity to improve their income and contribute towards improving their living standards in order to be self-reliant.
She, however, added that the Katsina State government has received a sum of N9.6 billion from the federal government’s condition cash transfer programme since its inception which had impacted positively on the lives of 142,407 poor and vulnerable households in the state.
She however noted that 12 local government areas of Bakori, Batagarawa, Baure, Bindawa, Dandume, Ingawa, Kaita, Kankara, Mani, Musawa, Rimi and Dan-Musa are currently benefiting from the social intervention programme.
Earlier, Governor Aminu Bello Masari, represented by his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, assured the federal government that only the targeted beneficiaries would benefit from the humanitarian gesture.