From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Group under the auspices of Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC) has commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai and the State Executive Council for approving the newly developed Social Protection Policy to adequately respond to the plight of the poor and vulnerable in the state.
The Chairperson of the coalition, Ms Jessica Bartholomew said this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that the development would serve as a “beacon of hope” for the poor and vulnerable in the state.
Bartholomew added that the policy will guide the establishment of a well-structured integrated social protection mechanism capable of reaching the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in the state sustainably and humanely.
According to her, this giant stride will enable the state to support the poorest and most vulnerable residents to live productive, fulfilling, and dignifying lives.
“Once again, the Kaduna State Government has underscored its commitment to “putting people first” by improving the quality of life of the marginalized and vulnerable people.
“This is a long-term investment in human capital development that will not only lift 84.9 per cent households out of poverty but build a productive human resource that would take the state to greater heights.
“KADSPAC commends Gov. El-Rufai for taking this important step to progressively prevent residents’ exposure to economic and social risks and shocks that could force them into extreme poverty.”