A total of 125,000 rural women across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT) are to receive N20,000 each as cash grants from the Federal Government.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social
Development, Umar Farouq, disclosed this yesterday in Kano during the flag off of the programme in the state.
For the cash grants in Kano, she said about 8,000 women across the 44 local
government councils would benefit from the Federal Government’s initiative.
She was quoted in a statement issued in Abuja by her ministry’s Deputy Director
Information, Rhoda Iliya, as saying “A cash grant of N20,000 will be disbursed to about 125,000 poor women across the 36 states
of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.”