The federal government of Nigeria has again revealed plans to disburse N20,000 to some vulnerable Nigerians in the country as a result what COVID-19 pandemic has caused.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq who disclosed this in Katsina state said that the N20,000 will be disburse to over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women.
Sadiya Farouq in his statement said; “We are targeting over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women in Nigeria for the N20,000 grant, to uplift their economic status. Our rural women with a disability will also be included.”
“It is my hope that the beneficiaries will use this opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security and contribute toward improving their families”
“The N20,000, will go a long way in supporting any serious woman to start a business. What is most important is how judiciously you utilise the money”.
The beneficiaries from each local governments include, Bakori, Batagarawa, Baure, Bindawa, Dandume, Ingawa, Kaita, Kankara, Mani, Musawa, Rimi and Danmusa.
The minister added the president Buhari administration will continue to do his best in elevating Nigerians from poverty.
She disclosed that over months, Nigerians have benefited from the government social intervention programme and scheme, the likes of N-power, Special Public Work (SPW), 774,000 Jobs among others.
According to her; “The President has approved 1 million beneficiaries in the country to be given another N5,000 for the next six months to cushion the effects of COVID-19. This time around, we are going to target the urban poor and the artisans who lost their small businesses as a result of the pandemic,”sadiya stated.