Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq during the launch of the Digitized Payment for Conditional Cash Transfer, Cash Grant for Vulnerable Groups in Gombe State
The Federal Government has launched the digitized payment for conditional cash transfers for vulnerable groups in Gombe State.
He also inaugurated independent NSIP monitors in the state.
At the event in Gombe, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq expressed her optimism that the grant would help boost their income, especially at a time where the world is facing economic challenges.
“We are confident that the cash grant will increase the incomes and productive assets of the target beneficiaries, especially now that global and local economic challenges are affecting the socio-economic status of our people,” the minister said.
“We hope that the beneficiaries of this program will make good use of the grant to improve productive activities that would generate more income and improve their standard of living.”
Hajiya Umar-farouq said the role of the Independent Observers “is to ensure that the main objectives of the NSIPs are achieved”.
Gombe State Governor Muhammed Yahya thanked the federal government for the gesture, saying it will improve the economy of the state.
The Governor, represented by Deputy Governor Dr. Manassah Jatau, said it would also improve the living standards of the poor and vulnerable people in the state.
A total of 3,541 beneficiaries from 11 local government councils in Gombe State will receive a one-time cash grant of N20,000.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor