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Matawalle inaugurates cash transfer grant for 800 vulnerable persons

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Matawalle inaugurates cash transfer grant for 800 vulnerable persons


Governor Bello Matawallen-Maradun of Zamfara state has inaugurated disbursement of cash transfer grant to 800 poor and vulnerable persons.


Matawalle represented by the Deputy Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo said the programme was one of his administration’s initiatives to reduce unemployment, poverty among people.
The programme is under Zamfara Poverty Alleviation Agency (ZAPA) 2022 grant assistance.


The governor said that one million beneficiaries were expected to benefit from the programme.
Matawalle said that the cash transfer programme was just a pilot scheme, adding that more programmes on the way through the agency.


According to him, about one million beneficiaries across the state are expected to benefit from the programme through the agency.


Earlier, the Special Adviser to the governor on the agency, Alhaji Aliyu Magaji Ajala said the programme was aimed at promoting social protection programmes in the state.

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“This is inline with the beautiful agendas of Matawalle’s administration to cushion the effect of arm banditry and COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“More programmes are on the way by the agency and each of the beneficiary will receive N10,000 through cash transfer,’’ the special adviser said.


The representative from the Save the Children International (SCI), an NGO, Nura Muhammad, said the effort was inline with the policy of the SCI to partner with stakeholders to reduce poverty and vulnerability among people especially those below poverty line.


“We commend ZAPA being the second government’s agency to implement cash transfer programme on the state,’’ Muhammad said.
He pledged continued partnership with the agency to support vulnerable persons especially the victims of arm banditry activities facing the state.


In his remarks, the Director-General of the agency, Ubaidullahi Yahaya Kaura said the cash transfer.
“The beneficiaries include persons with special need, small scale traders, widows, and female headed orphans households among others.


“The data of the beneficiaries was obtained from the Social Register of the state”, the Director-General explained.
Hadiza Yusuf and Danmakau Muhammad, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries commended the state government for considering them and promised judicious utilization of the support given to them.

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