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The federal government spends about N24 billion on different empowerment and poverty reduction schemes on its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in Sokoto state, says Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

Ms Farouq disclosed this while inaugurating the disbursement of Cash Grant to Vulnerable Groups (GVG) on Tuesday in Sokoto.

She explained that the supporting schemes comprised Home Grown School Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer, N-power and now GVG and others. According to her, the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, designed effective schemes to give a lifting hand to some of our poorest and vulnerable citizens in our country.

Source: People’s Gazette