Categories: Local

Governor Sani Signs Executive Order On Financial Inclusion In Kaduna


As part of efforts to cushion the negative impact of petrol subsidy removal on the citizens, Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has signed an Executive Order on financial inclusion for one million poor and vulnerable persons across the state.

Speaking during the signing of the executive order in his office, Governor Sani explained that the aim is pursuant to the state government’s efforts to address the exclusion of about 2.1 million poor, underserved and vulnerable citizens in the rural areas from financial services, and to ensure they benefit from the state and Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programmes.

The governor disclosed that a committee comprising government officials, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, and financial technology companies will develop a state financial strategy to drive the social intervention programme.

According to him, about one million poor and unbanked citizens are expected to be included in the financial services sector in the next year, while the state government will consult with key stakeholders including traditional rulers, religious leaders and local government chairmen to ensure mass sensitisation and involvement of the citizens in the financial inclusion drive.

READ ALSO: Drama In Senate Over Oshiomhole’s ‘Looting Comment’

While lamenting that over 75 per cent of people in the North-West zone were financially excluded and unbanked, the governor lamented that the majority of such people were deprived of the opportunity to benefit from the various social intervention programmes during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari due to lack of financial inclusion.

Ignatius Igwe

An energetic journalist with an amazing sense of responsibility.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by
Ignatius Igwe
Tags: Kaduna Uba Sani

Recent Posts

  • World News

Putin Defends Arrest Of Critics During ‘Armed Conflict’ With Ukraine

This week, Russian authorities detained prominent sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky, 64, and accused him of calling for terrorism online.

6 hours ago
  • Top story

Six Feared Dead As Suspected Bandits Abduct 40 Farmers In Kaduna

It was gathered that all six victims were farmers, including the Vice Chairman of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus-Sunnah,…

6 hours ago
  • Headlines

Strike Continues Until FG Meets Our Demands, NARD Insists

NARD represents around 15,000 resident doctors out of a total of more than 40,000 doctors in the country.

6 hours ago
  • World News

Possible Chinese Malware In US Systems A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – Report

The report comes two months after Microsoft warned that state-sponsored Chinese hackers had infiltrated critical US infrastructure networks.

7 hours ago
  • Headlines

PHOTOS: Gov Abiodun, Others Attend Diya’s Funeral In Ogun

The coffin was draped in Nigeria’s national colours, green-white-green, with his service cap and shoes sitting conspicuously on top.

8 hours ago
  • Local

‘Committed, Professional, Dedicated’: Tributes As Diya Laid To Rest In Ogun

Draped in Nigeria’s national colours, green-white-green, with his service cap and boot conspicuously placed on the coffin, the remains of…

8 hours ago