Fed Govt disburses grants to 2,800 women in Enugu

The Federal Government on Sunday began the disbursement of grants to 2,800 rural women in Enugu State under the Grant for Rural Women  Project.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Farouk  said the project was part of Federal Government‘s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).Farouk, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Bashir Alkali, said the programme was designed for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in the country.

She said the scheme was a demonstration of government’s efforts to address some development challenges faced by Nigerians.

Fed Govt disburses grants to 2,800 women in Enugu

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The Federal Government on Sunday began the disbursement of grants to 2,800 rural women in Enugu State under the Grant for Rural Women  Project.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Farouk  said the project was part of Federal Government‘s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).Farouk, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Bashir Alkali, said the programme was designed for the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in the country.

She said the scheme was a demonstration of government’s efforts to address some development challenges faced by Nigerians.

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According to her, the Federal Government has since 2015 paid more attention to addressing the plight of the poor and vulnerable in spite of daunting revenue challenges.”It is in view of this that President Muhammadu Buhari graciously approved the expansion of the programme to touch more lives and lift more Nigerians above the poverty breadline, “she said.

The minister said that President Buhari had since the creation of the ministry in 2019 restructured the NSIP to respond to peculiarities of different parts of the country.She explained that the grant was introduced in 2020 to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the current administration in line with its vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.”

Source: The Nation

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