Kwara State government was on Monday 30 of November began the disbursement of N6,000 bi-monthly stipend to 10,000 vulnerable adults in the state under its Social Investment Programme (KWSSIP)
The disbursement of the stipend codenamed “Owo Arugbo” commenced in the Patigi local government areas with more than 300 beneficiaries picked across the communities in that local government.
”Owo Arugbo” is a replication of the Conditional Cash Transfer of the Federal Government.
While speaking with journalists, one of the beneficiaries, Aishatu Madu said that the stipend would help to improve the standard of living of her family.
Aishatu applauded Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the initiative, saying that the gesture would be the first of its kind from the state government in the history.
She added that the beneficiaries would remain grateful to the governor for providing succour for the aged and vulnerable.
Another beneficiary, Alhaji Salihu Gomina urged the government to sustain the allowance in order to eradicate poverty among the people of the state.
Gomina, who could not hide how much excited he was to the initiative vowed to keep supporting the present administration in the state for having interest of masses at heart.
Also speaking, Mr Shehu Naibi, a beneficiary of trader money component “owo isowo said he would inject the money into his business.
Naibi, who received N10,000, hailed the adminstration of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the people oriented programme.
The payments in other local government areas are slated for the subsequent days of the week.