16 October 2020 by Josiah Buzun
The Federal Government has expressed it’s commitment towards lifting 100million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.
Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk stated this in Jos at the kick-off of the Federal Government grant project for rural women held at the Banquet hall, Government House, little Rayfield Jos, Plateau State.
The Minister said a grant of twenty thousand naira will be disbursed to one hundred and fifty thousand poor, rural women across the Country.
She expressed the hope that the beneficiaries will make good use of the opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security and generally contribute towards improving their standard.
In his address, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State said the State currently has over 230 house holds on its social register with over 877 individual households.
Lalong expressed delight that 3,005 pregnant women and lactating mothers in the State are receiving additional 5,000 naira as top-up of the conditional cash transfer.
Speaking earlier, Minister of women affairs Dame Pauleen Tallen said President Muhammadu Buhari is appreciative of the role women played in his victory at the polls.
She said over 500 women from Plateau state would benefit from the grant.
In attendance were the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Retired Air Marshal Muhammadu Mohammed, the UN resident coordinator on humanitarian affairs, Mr Edward Kallon and the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Professor Soni Tyoden.
Highlight of the event was the symbolic disbursement of the funds to some beneficiaries.