- Kaduna Got Over N13.5bn Under FG’s Social Investment Programme – Finance Minister
Since inception of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme in 2015, Kaduna State has benefitted over N13.5bn, the Federal Government disclosed.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this at the Federal College of Education, Zaria, during the disbursement of empowerment funds to women of Kaduna State.
She said that President Muhammadu Buhari, had been leading the process of the largest social investment programme in Nigeria’s history.
A statement on Sunday from her Media Adviser, Paul Abechi, quoted the minister to have stated that the Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund project had confirmed the political will of the Kaduna State Government to toe the line of social investment alongside infrastructural investment.
While acknowledging that there were still more work to be done under the scheme, she restated the Federal Government’s commitment to the faithful implementation of programmes targeted at improving the lives of Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable members of our society.
She said, “The Federal Government through the National Social Investment Programme has since inception began implementing a number of programmes targeted at improving the lives of Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable members of our society.