The federal government has planned to pay out grants for vulnerable groups to 4,728 beneficiaries in the 14 local government areas in Zamfara state.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made the announcement when flagging out the cash grant for vulnerable groups in the council chamber in Gusau, Zamfara state.
According to her, 4,616 beneficiaries have been verified and counted to receive interest-free loans from the public company, ranging from N50,000 to N300,000.
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The minister also denounced the national awareness-raising exercise for the homegrown national school food program and brought on board 130 independent observers, among other projects.
In Zamfara state, 800 beneficiaries, including persons with disabilities and seniors, will receive a one-time token of N50,000.
In his remarks, Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle described the minister as a worthy daughter of the state.
“The minister has consistently proven herself as a worthy daughter of our state. This is particularly evident in the series of intervention programs run by the federal government under its ministry, from which our state has benefited immensely. We have also seen this through its friendly attitude towards this government at all times.
“I understand that the minister is in Zamfara state to distribute food and non-food items to internally displaced persons, tick off conditional remittance and cash grants to vulnerable groups, issue labor letters to independent observers and also provide interest-free loans. provide to farmers and women in the market.
“These efforts are bold steps to reduce poverty and empower our people economically. The current economic situation in the country requires concerted efforts from the government at all levels. This intervention comes as a compliment to the state government’s numerous efforts to help and assist the people of the state.”