Kwara disburses N600m grants to 30,000 traders

Date: 2022-09-22

Kwara State Government on Wednesday commenced the distribution of N600 million grant to empower at least 30,000 women and petty traders across the 16 local governments areas of the state.

The support, which is being coordinated under the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP), is a replica of World Bank programme, Nigeria for Women Project, with each of the beneficiaries receiving N20,000 to support their trades.

The disbursement exercise started with Asa, Ilorin West and Ilorin South, while other local governments are scheduled for the coming days.

Abdulqowiyu Olododo, Acting GM, KWASSIP, while speaking to newsmen at the disbursement centre at Alanamu in Ilorin West, said, “We are paying N20,000 each to 30,000 petty traders across the State. As I speak, enumeration is still ongoing to accommodate more people. But we needed to kick-start the payment.

“From now till Saturday, we will be paying the first batch of the beneficiaries. And subsequently like a week or so, disbursement for the new entrants will continue. We are doing Ilorin West, South and Asa today. We should be able to cover about 3000 beneficiaries of them under the first tranche.”

Olododo dismissed speculations that the selection process was political, saying the list was a product of consultations with relevant stakeholders, including trade groups, in the affected locations.

“Some people are speculating that the selection process is political. There is nothing like political patronage about the exercise. This administration is known to spread dividends if democracy to all parts of the state and to all persons at various times. We worked with different community people, trade bodies, and other stakeholders across the State who helped us to identify the genuine petty traders.

“This is not the first time the government is giving out Owo Isowo (trader-moni). It is a second phase of such. After disbursement, our office usually does proper monitoring and evaluation, because we have their details including addresses with us. The evaluation enables us to ascertain the impact from the beneficiaries. So far, we are impressed with the feedback and that is why we are doing it again,” he added.

Abduganiy Saadu Atebise, Chairman of Asa, explained that the concept is people-focused and one that will go a long way in reviving several businesses, and hailed the gesture of the state government.

Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke to newsmen, expressed their joy for the financial support and applauded the process leading to their pick.

Kabira Nasirdeen, who is vending foodstuffs, said the money will help strengthen her business, thanking Abdulrazaq for the business-friendly initiative.

Also, Ishola Memuna, Gari seller, prayed for Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, whom he said, came to their rescue through such empowerment.

Source

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Orire     Kwara State Infrastructure Development Fund     Oko Erin     Young Progressives Party     Florence Saraki     Aminat Omodara     Haleeman Salman     Al-Hikmah University     Demola Banu     Bayer Nigeria Limited     08001000100     Baba Isale     JAAC     Amina Susa\'a De Ahmed     Neo Mundo Ltd     John Olajide Adedipe     Radio SBS     Kwara Basketball Association     Albert Ogunsola     Apaola     Jebba     Abubakar Atiku     Abdulrahman Abdulrazak     Tosin Saraki     Zulu Gambari     Issa Oloruntogun     BIR     Adama Isa     Olota Of Odo-Owa     Abdulhakeem Amao     Mohammed Halidu     David Oyedepo     Aliyu Salihu     Bond     Chief Imam Of Lafiagi     Olokoba Abdullahi Ayinla     Yakubu Danladi     Mahmud Babatunde Baker     Toyin Sanusi     Bamidele Aluko     Olatunji Bamgbola     Yoonus Lawal     Jaiz Bank     Maigida Soludero Transit     Ishak Mohammed Sabi     Taofik Abdulkareem     Ilorin Central Mosque     Ado Bayero     Samuel Adaramola     Femi Oladiji     Dairo Kunle Paul     Baaziki Sulaiman     SSA Youth Engagement     Balogun Gambari     Sulyman Buhari     Abubakar Lah     Ajase-Ipo     Oko     Abdulrahman Abdullahi Kayode     Yahaya Abdulkareem     Adamu Jemilat-Baki     Kwarareports     Boko Haram     Aiyedun     Www.Kwarareports.com     Shuaib Olarongbe     Ibrahim Abdullahi     Olabanji Orilonishe     Kwarareports.com     Vasolar Consultoria     Oba Abu     Okin Biscuits     General Hospital, Ilorin     Smart School     Ahman Pategi     Kwara North     Yakubu Dogara    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Olatunde Olukoya     Oba David Oyerinola Adedunmoye     IQRA College     Iponrin     Yemi Osinbajo     Baba-Isale     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Omoniyi     Oba Abu     Alfa Belgore     Ayinde Oyepitan     Olateju Lukman     Saadu Alanamu     AbdulQowiy Olododo     International Vocational Centre     Yakubu Shaaba     Ijakadi     AbdulRahman Saad     Ijagbo     Ogidi-Oloje     Makama Of Ilorin     Logun     Olumide Daniel Ibitoye     Ilesha-Gwanara     Amuda Aluko     Salman Suleiman     Okin High School     Kwara State Fish Farmers Association     Olusola Saraki     College Of Arabic And Islamic Legal Studies     AbdulGafar Tosho     Buhari     Y.A. Abdulkareem     Awodun     Olatunde Michaels     Samuel Elizabeth Keatswa     Atiku Abubakar     Kayode Oyin Zubair     Moses Rahman Popoola     Suraj Tunji Oyewale     UTME     Ibrahim Abduquadri Abikan     Iyabo Adewuyi     Mustapha Olanipekun     Moses Afolayan     Aminat Omodara     AbdulRasaq Abdulmajeed Alaro     Mutawali Of Ilorin     Split Diamond Interchange     Christopher Odetunde     Kabir Shagaya     Grillo     Ayodele Shittu     Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency     Femtech     Mahee Abdulkadir     Markaz Arabic And Islamic Training Institute, Agege     Umar Sanda Yusuf     Radio Kwara     Yakubu Gobir     Ibrahim Akaje     Eleja Taiwo Banu     Aliyu U. Tilde     Yahaya A Paniyaro     Dogara     Wahab Agbaje     Fatai Olodo     Ifelodun     Segun Olawoyin     John Dara     Isiaka Danmeromu     Aisha Gobir     Kwara Liberation Group     Saka Abimbola Isau     Ilorin West     Vasolar Consortium     Salary