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Governor Radda Disburses Over N470m To Banditry, COVID-19 Victims in Katsina

The Katsina State Governor Dikko Radda on Monday, announced the disbursement of over N470 million to victims of banditry and COVID-19 in the state.


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A file photo of Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State. Twitter@dikko_radda

 

The Katsina State Governor Dikko Radda on Monday, announced the disbursement of over N470 million to victims of banditry and COVID-19 in the state.

A statement by Ibrahim Mohammed, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Radda, the initiative, delivered in partnership with the International Donour Agency and R.H. Equipt, is intended to alleviate the economic hardship caused by these crises.

During the flag-off ceremony held at the Kabir Aliyu Maska Hall in the state capital, Governor Radda revealed that 550 victims of armed banditry received N150,000 each, totaling N82.5 million while 3,876 COVID-19 victims received N100,000 each, amounting to N387.6 million.

This brings the total disbursement to N470 million, excluding the cost of training provided to beneficiaries across Katsina’s 34 local government areas.

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According to Radda, this programme is a fulfillment of a campaign promise he made during the January 2023 BBC Governorship debate.

The governor way back expressed his commitment to empowering those affected by banditry and COVID-19, particularly women and girls hit by the scourge.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Radda commended the Katsina State Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development as well as the state’s House of Assembly for their role in selecting and training the beneficiaries.

On his part, the Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ahmad Bakori, expressed gratitude to the Governor and R.H. Equipt for the support given to the program.