Jigawa to Pay N1.7 billion to Rural residents, at no Cost - Finance Comm.

Jigawa Government has announced it’s plans to begin the payment of about N1.7 billion to rural areas residents in the state, at no cost to the poor and to the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) ‘’said commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar’’.

He said the disbursement is under the NG-COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Program.

The program according to him, has come as performance for result by the World Bank assumed to help out underprivileged citizens who happened to be victims of Corona-Virus.

‘’Performance for result (P for R) which will provide grants to fund copious projects and programs in accordance with the doctrine of Community-Driven Development’’.

Alhaji  Umar said  the world Bank had already remitted  N700 million for successful  take off of the program in Jigawa state.

 “The sum of N1,000,000,000 from the Jigawa state treasury has been expelled  to set off the advance payment to achieve the six-months target’’

 According to him, the existing platforms such as FADAMA Development Office, and State Cash Transfer Unit Directorate of Economics Empowerment will be used to facilitate the program.

According to the commissioner the Jigawa State NG-CARES is making 6  Disbursement Link Indicators (DLIs) from 3  Result Areas as  chosen by the state government.

The result area 1 which centered on social safety nets and basic service delivery was to scale up existing safety net interventions at the state level to expand the coverage of social transfers and livelihood.


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