Protection file

Kaduna government to spend N4 billion on social protection programs in 2022

The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai

The Kaduna state government must spend a total of N4 billion to lift more people out of poverty and vulnerability by 2022.

This is contained in the 278.6 billion naira budget signed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on December 22.

In the budget, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Monday, 5.4 billion naira was allocated to the Ministry of Social Services and Social Development (MHSSD) for capital spending,

The document also showed that 1 billion naira would be spent on the Children at Risk program and 2.9 million naira on the repatriation of fostered and destitute children.

It also showed that 180.1 million Naira was allocated to the Kaduna State Women’s Empowerment Fund, 24 million Naira for Creative Arts and Culture and 18 million Naira for the Vagina Visco intervention. Fistula.

In addition, 37.2 million naira has been allocated for child protection services, 20.4 million naira for support and assistance in carrying out 23 community self-help projects through the State.

A total of N15.6 million has been earmarked for the establishment of the Kaduna State Youth Parliament, N20.4 million for sexual assault referral centers and N100 million for the fund. special allocation for people with disabilities.

The government has further provided 27.6 million naira for the provision of adequate complementary foods to children with moderate acute malnutrition for children aged six to 23 months.

NAN reports that a total of 5.6 billion naira has been allocated to the ministry, which is 2% of the total budget size, including 5.4 billion naira for recurrent expenditure and 147.3 million naira for the capital.

As recurrent expenditure, 583,000 naira were allocated for gender-related activities, 1.4 million naira for the celebration of a special day, 440,000 naira for supervision and 1.7 million naira to support activities. of the National Youth Service Corps.

The state government has also allocated a total of 280.2 million Naira to the State Rehabilitation Board, of which 147 million Naira has been allocated for the completion of the three state-of-the-art rehabilitation centers of Soba local governments. , Birnin Gwari and Jaba.

Of the 133.2 million naira allocated for recurrent expenditure, 2.5 million naira was for drugs, laboratory and medical supplies, 7.5 million naira for teaching materials and training materials and 33 million naira. for food and catering equipment supplies.

In addition, 600,000 naira has been earmarked for special day celebrations, 5.4 million naira for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and 8 million naira for resettlement tools. (NOPE)