Women in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have celebrated success stories of the ‘Kudin A A Sule’ scheme by the Nasarawa State Government.
Speaking to our correspondent who was part of the 3-day good governance tour by the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the women narrated how the N5,000 given to each of them has boosted their livelihood.
For Salamatu Musa, a food vendor in Ugya, Toto LGA, the money could not have come at a better time as she has been able to sustain her business through it.
Similarly, Aisha Umar in Toto was able to start up kpomo business with the money. This, according to her, has improved the economic standing of her family.
In her case, Zainabu Adamu a kunu seller also based in Toto, was able to purchase a bag of guinea corn which has saved her the cost and hassle of buying in smaller quantities.
For about 12 months now, the Nasarawa State Government has been replicating the conditional cash transfer scheme, an initiative by the Buhari-led administration, where the vulnerable in the society are given little stipends which they’re expected to invest in business ventures. This is what was christened ‘Kudin A A Sule’ by the populace.