The Federal Government has approved the sum of N400 billion under the National Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (NPRGS). Which covers certain welfare schemes including the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP); Conditional Cash Transfer, Farmer Money, and Market Money.
The approval for 2022 was disclosed by Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State who spoke with State House correspondents; after a meeting of the National Steering Committee of NPRGS on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Governor said the meeting was a steering committee of the Presidential Poverty and Growth Strategy.
He said, “Looking at what is available in the budget this year, which is roughly N400 billion. The Humanitarian Ministry is going to take N350 billion to expand the various programmes like Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme(GEEP), Conditional Cash Transfer, Farmer Money, Market Money and the rest of that.”
He stated that there is also another N50 billion that is going to be for various other programmes like the Ministry of Agriculture for rural roads, and electricity in terms of solar