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TWO thousand, eight hundred rural women in Zamfara have been supported with N20,000 each being Federal Government’s Grant Project for Rural Women.
The one-off programme was launched in Gusau by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq.
The Minister said that Cash distribution in Gusau was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the present administration.
“The Grant for Rural Women programme was introduced to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the Buhari Administration, including the realisation of the national aspiration 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 Nigeria. A grant of N20,000 will be disbursed to over 150,000 poor rural women across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The grant is expected to increase access to financial capital required for economic activities.”