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Zamfara gov launches cash transfer to widows, orphans, others

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara Wednesday commenced the disbursement of N10,000 cash to poor and vulnerable persons in the state. Matawalle said the scheme,…

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara Wednesday commenced the disbursement of N10,000 cash to poor and vulnerable persons in the state.

Matawalle said the scheme, which is under Zamfara Poverty Alleviation Agency (ZAPA), was designed for one million beneficiaries.

The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Bawa-Musa, said the scheme is aimed at reducing unemployment and poverty.

The Director-General of the agency, Ubaidullahi Yahaya-Kaura, said the beneficiaries of the cash transfer included persons with special needs, small-scale traders, widows and orphans.