Sadiya Disburses N160m To 8, 000/N28M To 3,500 Lagos & Ogun Rural Women

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Sadiya Disburses N160m To 8, 000/N28M To 3,500 Lagos & Ogun Rural Women: Umar Sadiya Farouq, the Chief Head and Minister of Humanitarian Affair disburses the over N180M to more than 11,500 persons in Lagos and Ogun states, southwest Nigeria

During the weekend, the said Minister disbursed N160M to 8000 rural women in Lagos and 20,000 each to 3,500 rural women in Ogun state

The Rural Women Programme is aimed at reducing strict poverty among women in line with President Buhari plans to reduce poverty and unemployment in the country  

“Sadiya said the programme is consistent with the President’s national vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. It is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural and peri-urban areas of the country”


“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,”

“We are working tirelessly to address some of the socio-economic problems that are bedevilling all parts of the country by strengthening the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

“A cash grant of N20,000.00 will be disbursed to about 125,000 poor women across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Our target in Lagos State is to disburse the grant to over 8,000 beneficiaries across all Local Government Councils. The grant is expected to increase income and productive assets of target beneficiaries.


“It is our hope that the beneficiaries of this programme will make good use of the grant to generally contribute towards improving their living standard.

“We believe with the complementary effort of the Lagos State Government, the target beneficiaries will be adequately covered within the next few days.

“I am optimistic that with the support and cooperation of Your Excellency and other stakeholders present here, we will remain on the track of lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2030,” Sadiya Umar Farouq (2021)

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