Humanitarian FG Disburses N130m Grant To 6,511 Vulnerable Persons In Katsina

The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of 130 million naira grant to 6,511 vulnerable persons in the 34 local government areas of Katsina State. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouq, who flagged off the disbursement, said beneficiaries were selected through the Grant for Vulnerable Groups, GVG programme of the Federal Government.

The programme was first introduced in 2020 as Grant for Rural Women to sustain the social inclusion agenda of President Muhammad Buhari’s administration for the poor and the vulnerable. The project is consistent with the president’s agenda of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

The Minister also stressed that Katsina State’s grant is one of the highest in the country taking into account the impact of insurgency, banditry and the large number of Internally-Displaced Persons in the state.

He also ordered that a minimum of 15 per cent of the beneficiaries must be citizens with special needs, including Persons with Disability and senior citizens.