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Kwara gov’t to support 100,000 farmers, artisans

(L-R) Special Assistant on Women Empowerment Hajia Bolanle Ismail; Board Member (KWASSIP) Hajia Maryam Abdullahi; General Manager KWASSIP Mr. Mohammed Braimoh; Board Chairman KWASSIP Alhaji Abdulateef Oloyin; and President of Artisan Congress Kwara State Chapter Alhaji Jimoh Adesina; during an interactive stakeholders’ meeting between KWASSIP and the Artisans Congress on Government Guaranteed Support Scheme, in Ilorin. Photo: Ali Rabiu

One hundred thousand artisans and farmers are to benefit from Kwara State Government Guarantee Support Scheme (GGSS).

General Manager, Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) Muhammad Brimah made the disclosure at an enumeration programme for the beneficiaries in Ilorin, noting that the scheme is an expansion of the state social investment initiative to assist owners of micro businesses, including artisans and small scale farmers.

Brimah explained that the scheme will be in phases, starting with the enumeration of all artisan groups to ascertain those qualified to receive the government’s support.

He said the support will come either in form of cash grants or inputs like equipment, tools or raw materials.

Chairman, KWASSIP Board Alhaji Abdullateef Oloyin said the interactive session was called to harvest views and requests of the artisan groups, which would guide the board’s planning and decisions on the new scheme.

Meanwhile, President of Artisans Congress, Kwara State branch, Alhaji Adeshina Jimoh said the association was in support of the enumeration exercise and appreciated the Governor for being passionate about the welfare of artisans in the state.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Muzha Kucha