Zamfara State government says it has earmarked N500 million monthly distribution to 50,000 less privileged and vulnerable persons.
This is contained in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, on Sunday in Gusau.
“The N500 million is to be shared among 50,000 beneficiaries monthly to assist them in coping with the challenges of the time, with a view to boosting the state’s economy,” the statement said.
The government said N10,000 would be given to each beneficiary monthly across the 14 local government areas.
It said the amount was part of efforts to reinvigorate the state poverty alleviation programme.
“This is in addition to the other relief measures of the government such as N20,000 being distributed monthly to 1,800 women across the state.”
The government said the relief programmes would reduce the current economic hardships and the security challenges bedevilling the state.