The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the disbursement of N20,000 cash grants to 3,415 vulnerable groups (GVG) in Kogi State.
The Minister, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, who inaugurated the disbursement on Tuesday in Lokoja, said other beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) would also get their various packages.
She said the programmes include: Government Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP 2.0), Digitised Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), NPower and Home Grown School Feeding Program (HGSFP).
She said the NSIP remained a project that is consistent with the deliberate National agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.
She said the GVG was designed to provide a one-off cash grant of N20,000 to some of the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians in the rural and peri-urban areas to ease them out of poverty.
The Minister, who was represented by the Director of Special Duties in the Ministry, Mrs. Nadia Soso-Muhammed, said their target was to disburse the grant to 3,415 beneficiaries across the 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi.
She noted that President Buhari through his deliberate social inclusion agenda had directed that 70 percent of the beneficiaries should be women and 30 percent youths.