Nigeria News App

Join NN App My Account
Stats: 646 members, 3,494 topics. Date:   Wed, 23 2019 at 12:10 pm
For more please contact us @ [email protected]

Nigerian News

FrontPage Forum Must Read Latest Posts Breaking News Entertainment Politics Business Economy Sports Romance General Hausa News
Trending :
Join NN App Earn by reading news Sign in My earnings Invite friends Income record How it works FAQ Testimonial Income support Today offer

Kaduna Has Benefited Over N13.5bn From FG’s Social Investment Programme – Financ

By - - [ ]
Kaduna Has Benefited Over N13.5bn From FG’s Social Investment Programme – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has disclosed that Kaduna State since inception of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), has benefited over ₦13.5 billion, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari is leading the revolutionary process of unprecedented infrastructural development and the largest social investment programme in Nigeria’s history.

Mrs Ahmed made this known at the weekend at the Federal College of Education, Zaria during the disbursement of empowerment funds to women of Zone 1 of Kaduna State, noted that the Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF), project has confirmed the political will of the Kaduna State Government to toe the line of social investment alongside infrastructural investment.

In a statement signed by the special adviser to the minister on media and communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the minister acknowledged that there is still more grounds to be covered, reiterated the federal government’s commitment to the programme, relentlessly and continuously.

According to her, “The Federal Government through the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has since inception began implementing a number of programmes targeted at improving the lives of Nigerians especially the poor and vulnerable members of our society. Kaduna State, fortunately is a beneficiary of all the interventions that make up the NSIP, with investment exceeding ₦13.5 billion.

She explained; ” There are over 18,000 N-Power volunteers in Kaduna State in addition to 585 Npower build trainees. For these beneficiaries, we have expended over ₦4 billion.

“The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme has so far reached over 1million pupils in about 4,000 schools and has created a sustainable means of livelihood for the over 12,000 women engaged as cooks under the programme. On this programme in Kaduna State alone, we have spent, on your behalf, over ₦8 billion.

“Another component of the NSIP, the Government Enterprise & Empowerment Programme (GEEP) has given about ₦1 billion naira to almost 20,000 beneficiaries. The poorest of the poor have began benefitting from the National Cash Transfer Programme. In Kaduna State, 10,482 persons have benefitted from a total of ₦314 million.

Mrs Ahmed who reiterated the need for support from State Governments, commended the efforts of Kaduna State’s government is doing with KADSWEF is a superb support to our efforts. I have also been informed that has announced the expansion of the fund to ₦400 million in 2019, ₦800 million in 2020 and ₦1 billion subsequently.

She added, “This is a lot of investment that, if made, and properly utilised by the women beneficiaries, will ensure that a lot of grounds will be covered in our strides towards empowerment of women downtrodden, and small & medium entrepreneurs.

“To those who are yet to benefit, take solace in the fact that KADSWEF has been announced to be an ongoing and incremental programme. Next year may be your turn.

She however urged the beneficiaries, to ensure judicious usage of the sums accessed, to ensure prompt payment, and development of their businesses to the next level.

Paul Ella Abechi, S.A. to the Minister of Finance (Media & Communications)

Like .

Others are reading

16 Comments Nigeria News
olakunle031009• 11 months ago
tobyatomatiga• 11 months ago
Good government
Olite1996• 11 months ago
tobyatomatiga• 11 months ago
They have paid
Iamajtofunmi• 11 months ago
ANOINTING• 11 months ago
Na dey d power
Fatimabello• 11 months ago
Nawa o
iammicharles• 11 months ago
Cuz na Buhari people
Abdulrazaqmtanko1• 11 months ago
poverty aleviation
Vicharles• 11 months ago
Irphilippe• 11 months ago
Racheal• 11 months ago
innkayobami• 11 months ago
Like seriously
Abidoun• 11 months ago
Raymond• 11 months ago
Iyamahsolomon• 11 months ago

(Go Up)

Have a news to share? Contact Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA NEWS APP ( is a website owned by IAR (IJMBway Alevel Registraion) a registered company that pays you for reading news, commenting on every news, sharing our ads on Twitter/ Facebook, inviting friends & family and logging daily. You can make upto ₦200,000 just by inviting people to read Latest Nigerian News & Breaking News in Nigeria. Register today with ₦1,600 to become a member.

© 2018 - Nigerian News App.