FG Special Cash Grant for Rural Women – N20,000 each

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FG Special Cash Grant for Rural Women – N20,000 each: FG have launched a Special Cash Grant for Rural Women launched in Kebbi state which has benefited women with disabilities. The program was launched by the Minister of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

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The minister during her remark said the indigenes of Imo State are also benefactors of this Conditional Cash Transfer. This has helped in enrolling 11,697 Poor and Vulnerable Households.

In her statement she acknowledges the fact that the present government has paid more attention to protecting and promoting the plight of the poor and vulnerable persons in the country since 2015 and 150,000 are expected to benefit from its special grant to rural women in all the 774 local government councils in the country.

“Since the inception of the National Social Investment Programme as a strategy for enhancing the social inclusion of the most vulnerable segments of our society, the lives of many poor and vulnerable persons in Nigeria have been impacted positively.

Therefore, I am delighted to have you all converge on this venue for the purpose of flagging off the Federal Government’s cash grant for Rural Women which is one of the numerous social interventions of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, aimed at uplifting the most vulnerable groups out of poverty”.

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The Minister in her explanation said that the sole aim of the grant is to deliver a timely and more accessible cash transfers to beneficiary households, this will help in the improvement of household consumption.

This Special grant will also help in the utilization of health and nutrition services, and also improve school enrolment and attendance amongst others. The minister in her statement charged them to use the money to start small businesses which will encourage self-reliance and a sustainable livelihood.

The special adviser on SDGs and Humanitarian Services to the Governor of Imo state Princess Christina Udeh earlier stated that the Minister’s visit was a testimony to her attachment to issues concerning the economic well-being of Imo state

He said this visit has helped and encourage all, including people living with disabilities and the poorest of the poor in the rural communities.

“The Federal Government’s Special Grant for Rural Women will reduce poverty, prevent the vulnerable from falling further down the poverty line, and build resilience to withstand shocks and risks.

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“The Minister is also here to mark the International Day of People with Disabilities and to disburse a one-off grant of N20,000 each to some indigent rural women to invest in some trades which will result in a change in their lifestyles and behaviour”.

Minister Umar Farouq later handed over cash to some rural women who expressed happiness and thanked President Buhari for the initiative.