By Ismail Auwal
The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that it is targeting over 160,000 poor rural women for the disbursement of cash grants in 2021.
While disclosing this, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said the grants, under the conditional cash transfer, were to help cushion the effects of Covid-19.
On Wednesday, the Minister also disbursed the cash to 6,800 women in Katsina.
During the event, she 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 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,” Hajiya Sadiya told the beneficiaries at the occasion.
She also added that Katsina State has received over N9.5 billion in the Conditional Cash Transfer programme under the Buhari administration.