From Hamisu Ado Nguru
The NG-CARES is indeed another effective instrument that would complement the efforts of Yobe State Government in the implementation of its post-insurgency recovery plan especially in the areas of employment and income generation as well as self-reliance.
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni made the declaration today while launching the new component of cash transfer/grant of N100,000 each to 1,000 beneficiaries who were victims of flood disaster and other shocks and to also flag off the distribution of N10,000 monthly stipend each to 3,510 beneficiaries across the State.
He said,”This administration has in this regard, employed workable and realistic measures to facilitate the recovery process of sustainable means of livelihood for our people”.
According to him, “The two components are part of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) programme”.
adding that, “the NG-CARES is an intervention programme that is built on the platforms of existing projects of the Federal Government such as the National Cash Transfer Programme (NCTP), Youth Employment and Social Support Operations (YESSO), FADAMA, Government Enterprises and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), among others”.
“These are all poverty alleviation and empowerment programmes being implemented at the Federal and State levels with clear objectives to expand access to livelihood support and food security services, and grants for poor and vulnerable households”.
“However, government is taking advantage of such interventions to improve the well-being of our people. It is, therefore, gratifying to note that the programme is utilizing the State Social Register of poor and vulnerable households to reach out to the targeted beneficiaries”.