Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday revealed reasons why said he adopted the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme to support petty traders and the vulnerable and lift as many people as possible out of extreme poverty.
Speaking in Ilorin as he officially launches the disbursement of the money to 21,623 beneficiaries in the state on Friday, the governor disclosed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo actually encouraged him to come up with a Kwara version of Social Investment Programme.
‘This scheme is to assist our market men and women, particularly petty traders. But it is important for beneficiaries to pay back the loan to get a double of the first tranche.
I was with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo when he launched the social investment scheme in Kwara and we have seen the huge benefits of the programme. That is why we decided to do same here. I saw the impact and I believe in it. This is one of the best programmes of the federal government’ he said