From Our Correspondent
The Jigawa state government has supported about 1,950 vulnerable people under the NG-Cares programme in the state with food stuff, animals, chickens and machinaries.
The beneficiaries were drawn from across the 27 local government areas with a view to improving their socio- economic status.
This was during the launching of 2023 inputs and agricultural assets, the breakdown of items given includes 320 bag of rice, 160 maize, 170 millet, 120 Sorghum, 99, Sheep, 323 Goats, 193 Water Pump, 138 processing Machine, and 86 broiler day old chickens.
Hotpen reports that, the selected beneficiaries are 59 percent males and 41 percent females.
Speaking at the launching of the program, Governor Umar Namadi said the second batch of the distribution is launched with a view to ensuring a stable socio-economic viability of Jigawa people.
The Governor who announced the released of about N1.5 billion for the next batch of the support said the beneficiaries will be carefully selected for the empowerment programme.
In his remarks, the chairman NG-Cares committee in the state Dr. Saifullahi Umar said they adopted a regorous and scientific methodology for beneficiary and community selection.
Umar said the committee multiple approaches in the selection of communities and beneficiaries consistent with approved guidelines of NG-cares project.
He said: “The method used according to him, were Generic Operation Manual (GOM), Jigawa poverty and vulnerability community ranking, and simple random selection technique”.
He said a total of of 120 community were visited across 27 local government withing five days, one thousand nine hundred and fifty (1,950) beneficiaries were selected from poor and vulnerable hard to reach areas with little or no government presence.
The chairman stated that their approach involved a comprehensive assessment of the socio-economic landscape, ensuring that the selection process aligns with NG-Cares guidelines.
Speaking, one of the beneficiaries, Mai unguwa Sule said he has never received any support from government thinking that their community has not been mapped in the state.
He shade tears of happiness as he thanked the state governor Malam Umar A Namadi for the kind gesture towards ensuring that he included everybody .
Huraira Hudu from Sarari village in Dutse, expressed her happiness and assured that she will make good use of the properties she received judiciously.