Breaking: Kaduna Government spends N11.4bn as palliative

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By Mathew Dadiya

The Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani has disclosed that his administration spent a cumulative sum of N11.4 billion in the distribution of the second batch of palliatives.

Governor Sani, in a statement issued on Monday in the state’s capital, said that the government would continue to take all measures necessary to bring succour to the poor and vulnerable persons in the state.

Uba Sani assured that in the next two months, they shall commence the implementation of the 3rd Phase of the palliatives program. 

“The Kaduna State Government is spending the sum of N11.4 Billion in the distribution of the second batch of palliatives.

“We shall continue to take all measures necessary to bring succour to the poor and vulnerable in our state. In the next two months, we shall commence the implementation of the 3rd Phase of our Palliatives Program. It’s a full package,” he said.

The governor added, “N3.3 Billion has been released for payment of pension and gratuities, as well as death benefits to families of deceased civil servants.

Beneficiaries have started receiving alerts. The total number of beneficiaries stands at 1338.

Governor Uba Sani added that the civil servants have also started benefitting from our N500 million Revolving Loan Scheme.”

The governor expressed delight with the flag – off of the distribution of the second batch of palliatives to the poor, vulnerable and underserved citizens of Kaduna State to the beneficiaries, saying that 128 Trucks of Rice and Maize worth N3.4 billion are been distributed to the poor, vulnerable and underserved citizens of Kaduna State.

According to him, the state government is targeting 200,000 households approximately 1,000,000 persons.

The Kaduna governor further assures that the trucks carrying Rice and Maize  have left for various local governments to ease the suffering of our less privileged citizens.

He said that the government has also commenced with urgency, other intervention programs to bring succour to the less privileged citizens of the state, pointing out that the sum of N4.2 billion has been earmarked for distribution of cash, grants, fertilizer, farm inputs and implements to vulnerable households, smallholder farmers, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Persons With Disability, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Orphans, Market Women and Youths. 9,800 poor and  vulnerable households, including over 1000 persons with disability have started receiving alerts. 

“We have commenced the release of grants to 7,500 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). MSMEs are getting between N100,000 and N500,000, up to N1,000,000, depending on the size of their businesses. Fertilizer and other farm inputs and implements are being distributed to 5,091 farmers,” the governor explained.