Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
No fewer than 10,120 families are currently benefiting from the conditional cash transfer introduced by the State Government to enhance girl-child education in the state.
Chairman of Gwadabawa Microfinance Bank, Alhaji Musa Lumu, made this known, in Sokoto, on Sunday.
He stated that the families were given N15,000 each to allow the female children to go to school.
He said Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has invested so much for ensuring sustainability of child education programs and support from basic to tertiary levels in order to effectively move the state forward educationally.
According to him, the gesture by the government and development partners would encourage parents to send their wards to school and promote self-serving solutions for backward in education sector from the grassroots.
He said each family was given N15,000 to allow their girls go to school, provide her school kits and avoid sending her for hawking.
He explained that the families also use the cash as seed mony to initiate minor business to generate income to sustain themselves and the girls’ education,”he stated.
He said the main objective of the cash transfer was to enhance girls enrollment in schools, alleviate poverty as well as income generation for girl -child families and at the same time empower parent for sustainable development and future of their families.
Lumu stated that the Sokoto State Government provided N500m as counterpart funding.