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Zamfara Lauds SCI For Capacity Building On Social Protection

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Zamfara lauds SCI for capacity building on social protection

The Zamfara State Government has commended Save the Children International an NGO for providing capacity building training to social protection stakeholders in the state.

The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Kabiru Muhammad made the commendation on Saturday in Abuja while closing the Four-day workshop for review of the state Social Protection (SP) Policy.

The workshop was organised by SCI through the Child Grant Development Project (CDGP) funded by Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO).

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Muhammad, described the review of the policy as a good step to promote social protection in the state.

“This policy if effectively implemented will help in reducing poverty and vulnerability among the people of the state, especially those below poverty line,” the Perm Sec said.

According to him the state government was highly impressed with the various developmental programmes by the FCDO through the SCI especially in the areas of capacity building.

Muhammad assured them of continuous support and cooperation from the state government not only to the SCI but all development partners working in the state.

The SCI-CDGP project Team Lead for Zamfara and Kaduna States, Muhammad Tanko Langaya, commended the state government for support and cooperation to various SCI-CDGP projects to promote social protection in the state.

Langaya called for implementation of the policy towards achieving its desired objectives, adding that the policy would play a vital role in reducing vulnerability and level of poverty in the state.

Earlier, the SCI Communication Officer in charge of CDGP project in Zamfara, Mr Nura Muhammad Dantawasa said the workshop is one of the major FCDO funded activities for strengthening social protection systems in the state.

Dantawasa said thirty participants drawn from Zamfara political office holders, civil servants, officials of SCI, those from Civil Society Organisations and the Media representatives attended the workshop.

Zamfara Lauds SCI For Capacity Building On Social Protection

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