Zamfara Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has launched the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic stimulus Programme (CARES) in the state.
The Programme is to directly support individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the poor and vulnerable in the State.
The Governor said this will be accomplished through social transfers, livelihood grants, basic infrastructure provision, support for medium and small business enterprises, and maintenance of food security threatened by Armed banditry and general economic downturn.
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said the sum of 8.3 Billion Naira is set aside for distribution to 152, 107 target benefiaries to enable their small and medium scale businesses flourish.
He explained that the Programme which would be implemented through three delivery platforms; Community and Social Development Agency, FADAMA, and the ministry of Commerce and Industries, will collaborate with the office of Zamfara State First Lady to address the problem of malnutrition in the state.
Reporting by Shehu Sani, Editing by Omotola Oguneye