2,655 Kwarans to get N53.1m grant from state, FG
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in partnership with the Kwara State government, has flagged off the disbursement of N20,000 each for at least 2,655 poor and vulnerable Kwarans under the Federal Government’s Grant Vulnerable Groups (GVG) programme.
Also launched, on Wednesday, was the second phase of the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP 2.0), another loan scheme of President Muhammadu Buhari designed to benefit 6,086 farmers, business owners, widows and divorcees across the state, through the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP).
This came a day after the state government supported 490 young enterprenuers under the Kwapreneur (3.0) with interest-free loans, where the star business pitchers went home with cheques of between N1.5 million and N2 million each.
At the flag-off, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the cash grant was part of government’s social inclusion agenda to raise millions of Nigerian citizens out of poverty.
Represented by the Director of Social Development in the Ministry, Taiwo Bashorun, the minister said the 2,655 prospective beneficiaries were drawn from across the 16 local councils of the state.