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Special grant for rural women kicks off

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq has launched a special grant for rural women in all the local councils in the country.

At the launch in Plateau state, on Friday, she said over one hundred and fifty thousand women will receive a one-off grant of N20,000 each, in the 774 local government councils.

The grant for Rural Women programme was introduced to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the Buhari Administration, including the realization of the national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years, she said in a statement.

Governor of Plateau State, Dr Simon Bako Lalong thanked the Federal Government for the initiative.

Food items presented to the state by the minister, as part of a COVID19 response included 71 trailer load of Maize, Sorghum and Millet, to cater to 294,199 households.

Hadiza Abdulrahman

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