The Federal government has concluded plans to give N20,000 grant to 247 Fulani women each.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq made this known during the launch of the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women at the Fulani settlement of Hutawa in Kebbi State.
Female members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) are the beneficiaries and it is expected that the grant will improve their economic well-being and also take care of their families.
“I am delighted to see that these Fulani women are being taught the modern methods of yoghurt production using cow milk.
“This will go a long way in empowering them to be self-reliant and able to provide for their families.
“I enjoin all the Fulani women who have received this training by the Kebbi State government to put it to practice as this will also improve the economic status of not just the women but also the state and country at large,” Farooq said during the launch.
So far, the Special Cash Grant for Rural women has been launched in 16 states, including Plateau, Sokoto, Imo, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Kebbi, Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Ekiti, Ondo, Adamawa, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara states.