The Kogi State Government has trained beneficiaries towards the disbursement of N150,000 Livelihood Support Grant (Disbursement Linked Indicator-DLI 1.3) intervention to each of the 570 beneficiaries across the state.
Hajia Falilat Abdulrasaq, the Head of Delivery Platform for Social Transfer and Livelihood Support Grant (DLI 1.1 & 1.3) KG-CARES, disclosed this at a one-day training organised for beneficiaries on Thursday in Lokoja.
According to her, 27 beneficiaries were carefully selected from each of the 21 local government areas through the state social register of less privileged and vulnerable, which is domiciled with the State Operations Coordinating Unit.
She noted that the training had been held in the East , West and Central senatorial districts of the state, stressing that the local government Areas, Bassa, Kogi, Lokoja and Ajaokuta which are contiqous to the state capital are having training today
”After this training, the recipients are expected to complete the business plan, and anywhere they found it difficult, they are expected to contact the Desk officers, CTFs and GROs who are our foot soldiers.
“They are to work alongside cash transfer Unit to develop the business plan and once it is concluded and certified by independent verifier to be ok, grant will be disbursed.
In his remarks, the permanent Secretary, Kogi Ministry of Women Affairs, who is the Chairman of the training session, Mr. Teddy Adegbola, thanked Governor Yahaya Bello and the Federal Government for their care and support for the vulnerable and the poorest of the poor, affected by COVID-19 Pandemic.
The royal father of the day, the Maigeri of Lokoja, HRM, Muhammudu Makarfi 11, commended the Governments for the wonderful financial package, aimed at reducing economic burden on families as a result of covid 19.