Vanguard gathered that an abandoned mother of quadruplet of three boys and a girl was given N200, 000, a lady with breast cancer received N500, 000, a mother of triplet was given N200, 000, while a young man with broken spinal cord got N450, 000 etc.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina who handed over the money to the beneficiaries in Abuja said their selection was devoid of ethnicity, to enable all Nigerians benefit from the dividend of democracy.
“My Ministry has the responsibilities for and takes great pride in providing the needed and focused leadership in the area of capacity building and strengthening the family institution to perform its statutory function of bringing up dutiful and responsible members.”
“Today’s activity is therefore in line with Mr. President’s Transformation Agenda as it seeks to address poverty and social exclusion by providing opportunities for families in distress to integrate into the economic life of their communities.
“The ministry is rendering financial assistance to about 15 families today cutting across the ethnic divide of the nation to enable them to be on their feet once more having gone through periods of hardships and incapacitation,” she said.
Maina, advised them to ensure judicious use of the funds to better their lives.
The Director of Social Welfare of the Ministry, Dr. Kwassau Maijama’s said the beneficiaries were selected based on ‘first come first serve’ to kick off the first phase of the programme.