17 March 2021 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen.
A Non Governmental Organization, Action Against Hunger has appealed to the Kano State Government to come up with a social protection programme.
The (NGO) made the appeal at a Media Round Table on the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP), held in kano.
Speaking during the Roundtable, the Project Manager, Stella Esedunme described the call as timely in view of the poverty level in the state despite several social investment programmes.
She stressed that the program would reduce the poverty rate in the second most populous State in the country.
“Social protection is the right of a citizen. Therefore governments should make it a law to ensure that citizens, especially the vulnerable are enjoying social protection.
” Social protection does not necessarily mean to be giving money to people but to strengthen the system that would fight poverty and uplift the life of the public,” she said.
“Lack of data is a big blow on the struggle to achieve social protection programme. We don’t have the number of vulnerable people in the society.
” With social protection programme, even this security challenges would not have been happening. So, we call on the governments of Kaduna, Jigawa, Zamfara and Kano states to rise up to this challenge and make laws on social protection,” she appealed.
The Programme Manager therefore tasked media practitioners to be up and doing to enlighten the government and general public on the importance of social protection programme.
The Roundtable was attended by journalists in Kano.