The Federal Government has launched special grants for rural women in Kwara State with the disbursement of one-off grant of N20,000.00 to 2,560 beneficiaries.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk flagged off the disbursement in the state .
According to her over 150,000 poor rural women will benefit from the grants across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
She said a total number of 2,560 rural women in Kwra state will benefit from the cash grants of N20,000 each to uplift their socio-economic status .
Hajiya Farouk urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security, and contribute towards improving their living standard.
In a remake Kwara State governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said the Conditional Cash Transfer for rural women is a testimony of the love President Muhammadu Buhari has for the vulnerable and poor people.