The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is set to share #20,000 palliative to at least 84,000 indigenes of Kano State.
The development was revealed by the National Coordinator of the Programme, Dr Temitope Sinkaiye, on Monday.
She explained that the sum of N1.6b would be shared to 84,000 beneficiaries from 15 Local Government Areas in Kano State.
Sinkaiye in her statement noted that out of the #1.6bn, each beneficiary will receive Twenty Thousand Naira during the exercise which commences on Monday (today).
The National Coordinator disclosed this on Sunday when she visited the Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
She further stated that since the commencement of the programme, they have not faced any challenge as the President Buhari-led government have made adequate arrangements through a loan from the World Bank.
Sinkaiye, however, called on the beneficiaries to imbibe the culture of group savings and establish small scale businesses.
She further said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were sensitizing the beneficiaries about the dreaded disease.
“We observe social distancing so that by the time they go back, they will guide other members of their community on how to protect themselves and stay healthy.”
The Kano State Deputy Governor, Gawuna commended the Federal Government for the programme, which he said would alleviate poverty, especially coming at the time the country was combating COVID-19 pandemic.
Gawuna also appreciated the National Cash Transfer Office for training the beneficiaries on how to tackle poverty.
Gawuna then assures of continued cooperation and support of Ganduje Administration to the Federal Government policies and programmes aimed towards enhancing the lives of the people