FGN supports 500,000 families in Katsina  – Gov Masari


By; Lawal Gwanda:  About 500,000 families are targeted for the ongoing Cash Transfer Social Support from the Federal Government.

Governor Bello Masari made this known when the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu presidential campaign council led by  Senator Kashim Shettima paid homage to the Emir of Daura in his palace.

Governor Masari remarked that the cash support had started with twelve Local Governments in the State as pilot programme.

Government he said, has completed census of the remaining 22 local government areas in the state to be captured in the programme.

He said the programme introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration had about one hundred and forty eight thousand families that received thirty eight billion naira from its commencement in the state.

The Katsina state Governor explained that, APC Government had also executed various development projects despite the fall in oil revenue, security challenges and the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Governor urged people to judge APC Government based on its internally generated revenue, not based on what other Governments did.

On his part, the APC presidential running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima said they were at the palace of the Emir Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk to seek for royal blessings on the journey toward the upcoming general elections.

Senator Kashim Shettima told the Emir that the APC Government has done positively well in transforming Daura Emirate with the establishment of Federal University of Transport Technology, Federal Polytechnic and Air force base and reference hospital among others.

The Vice Presidential candidate promised that if given the mandate they would protect the integrity of the royal institutions

Earlier, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk who thanked the campaign council for the visit, said their coming was an honour and respect to the emirate.


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