84,000 Kano indigenes to benefits with FG’s N20,000 stipend
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Following the directives given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Cash Transfer Office through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to pay the poor and the vulnerables across the country their monthly stipends, The National Coordinator of the Programme, Dr.Temitope Sinkaiye explains that One point Six billion Naira would be shared to 84,000 beneficiaries from 15 Local Governments in Kano State.
According to her out of the amount, each beneficiary will receive Twenty Thousand Naira during the exercise which commences on Monday (today) all in effort of cushioning the lives of the poor.
Dr.Sinkaiye made the disclosure yesterday evening when she paid a visit to the Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
She stated that since the beginning of the Programme two years ago they had not faced any challenge of funding, this is because the Federal Government has made adequate arrangements through obtaining a loan from the World Bank.
However, she added that they teach the beneficiaries how to empower themselves through group savings and how to establish small scale businesses.
She further said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they sensitize the beneficiaries about the dreaded disease.
“We observe social distancing so that by the time the go back,they will guide other members of their community how to protect themselves and stay healthy she said”.
Responding,Kano State Deputy Governor,Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna commended the Federal Government for the laudable initiative which he said would alleviate poverty especially coming at the time the country is combating COVID-19 pandemic.
He also extolled the efforts of the National Cash Transfer Office for training the beneficiaries on how to tackle poverty.
Gawuna then assures of continued cooperation and support of Ganduje Administration to the Federal Government policies and programmes aimed towards enhancing the lives of the people.