3,000 women to get cash grant of N20,000 each in Kogi

No fewer than 3,000 Women in Kogi State, will benefit from the N20,000 cash grant initiated by the President Muhammadu


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3,000 women to get cash grant of N20,000 each in Kogi
During the Programme Flag-Off in Lokoja


No fewer than 3,000 Women in Kogi State, will benefit from the N20,000 cash grant initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government, Fresh Angle International can report.

The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Hon. Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, made the disclosure today, Tuesday March 2, during the Flag-Off of the Grant for Rural Women Project and Symbolic Disbursement held at the Kogi State Government House in Lokoja.

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the Minister said the grant is expected to increase income and productive assets of target beneficiaries.

Represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali, the Minister expressed optimism that the beneficiaries of the programme will make good use of the grant to generally contribute towards improving their living standard, by using the fund as seed to boost their trade and business for greater income.

The Minister said: "We believe with the complementary effort of the State Government, the target beneficiaries will all 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 track to improving the livelihood of the ordinary Nigerians.

"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 and that will improve your lives. Please ensure that you use it for this purpose"

According to her, since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration in 2015, the Federal Government has paid more attention to addressing the plight of the poor and vulnerable in the country, despite the economic slump and glaring revenue challenges.

The Minister maintained that this is because poverty reduction has become a major objective of governments all over the world and it is a key goal every country is working towards, in order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Goals.

In his address, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward David Onoja, thanked the President for the initiative, adding that his administration has continued to key into programmes that would ameliorate suffering from the masses.

Goodwill  messages  were delivered by the Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Fatima Kabir Buba and the State Focal Person, National Social Investment Program, Suleiman Oyekeyi.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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