The Kaduna State governor, Malam Uba Sani and other government officials during the signing of Executive Order on Financial Inclusion in the State. Photo: Aminu Dalhatu/Radio Nigeria.
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Uba Sani has signed Executive Order on Financial Inclusion in the state as part efforts to address the exclusion of about 2.1 million poor and vulnerable citizens from financial services of the State and the Federal government interventions.
The Governor while signing the Order at government House Kaduna said, it would help to ensure that vulnerable people are benefiting from the State and Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programmes.
Malam Uba Sani explained that, a Financial Inclusion Committee had been constituted to fashion out strategies and modalities to ensure the inclusion of the poor and vulnerable across Kaduna State, as well as equip them with financial skills.
According to him, the State Government would work with banks and other financial service providers to open bank accounts for one million un-banked citizens and also to embark on aggressive sensitization programme to encourage mass participation of citizens in the exercise.
Malam Uba Sani pointed out that, the State Government in collaboration with key stakeholders perticulerly Civil Society Organisations, Non Governmental Organisation and Financial Technology Companies will develop the State Financial Inclusion Strategy.
“The State Government shall develop a STATE REGISTER of the Poor, Under-Served and Vulnerable. The Register will be subjected to various stages of integrity tests”
The Governor added that, Government in collaboration with regulatory agencies in the financial sector will organize Financial Literacy Workshops to equip citizens with financial skills to enable them make sound financial and investment decisions.
Writing by Aminu Dalhatu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Julian Osamoto and Adeniyi Bakare