The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced the Special Grant Project for Rural Women where over 700,000 women receive grants of N20, 000 each to make them financially empowered members of the society.
This was disclosed by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Umar Faroq, through her verified Twitter handle.
It is revealed that the special grant project kicked off in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday, October 15th, 2020.
The cost implication of this special grants for women implies that the federal government will spend over N140 billion.
She said is a welcome idea because it will provide an enabling platform for women empowerment, tackling poverty and resuscitating the economy after a long period of economic lassitude.
The Special Grant is part of efforts to sustain President Buhari’s social inclusion agenda, especially the vision of lifting 100million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
It is also designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural Nigeria.
The Grant for Rural Women is part of the National Social Investment Programme and was introduced to sustain the social inclusion agenda of the Buhari Administration.